A WEATHER warning has been issued for parts of Scotland as rain and snow is set to hit the country.

The Met Office issued a yellow warning for Tuesday, with Scots asked to take precautions when travelling.

The warning is in place in most of the east of Scotland, from Perth to the very north of the mainland, in Thurso.

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Whilst the warning is in effect, people are being warned of potential disruption – mainly to travel – with snow expected on higher ground.

There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected.

Flooding could also occur, making driving conditions more difficult and potentially causing train and bus services to be cancelled or delayed.

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The Met Office has also warned there is a slight chance that some rural communities could become cut off, and that public transport cancellations could lead to delays on roads.

The weather warning will be in effect until the end of Tuesday.