Two days of extreme warnings issued after planes grounded resulting from heavy snow battering north of the nation
A YELLOW weather warning was issued for Scotland after planes landed on the ground this morning due to heavy snowfall.
Forecasters issued the warning for the next 24 hours as they expect more snow to hit the nation tonight.
Planes were delayed due to snow on the Isle of Lewis
And they predict that more storms could land six inches of snow land by the weekend.
It comes after flights to and from Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, were delayed earlier today after the runway was covered in snow.
Airport bosses announced they were reopening, but the disruption would affect later flights.
Experts earlier said how a rain band will sweep east across the country on Wednesday morning before turning to snow later in the day.
The Met Office posted the warning on its website, saying, “Snow showers that are already affecting some parts, particularly hills, will be more prevalent later on Wednesday, before slowly becoming less frequent and less intense later on Thursday.”
Here is the latest ‘Snow Dar’ where we can see snow showers over Scotland and Northern Ireland. A strip of rain in England and Wales turns a little wintry in some places over the hills of Pennines and Welsh #uksnow pic.twitter.com/wUn9doaX5U
– Met Office (@metoffice) January 16, 2019
“The heaviest and most frequent snow is usually over hills and mountains and in northern coastal areas.
“Several inches of snow are expected over the Highlands and Grampains.
“The conditions will also be windy and icy stretches are still expected on which no snow will settle.”
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