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Snow and -3C ice warning for Aberdeen, Inverness and Highlands

The north and north-east of Scotland could be in for a week of snow and ice.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather notice across the region and motorists have been warned over the conditions.
The warning came into effect from Sunday and has been …

Wild ‘danger to life’ weather warning as rain, wind and snow set to batter Scotland this week…

SCOTS face weather chaos when returning to work after the Christmas break – with rain, wind and snow to come THIS WEEK.

Wild weather[1] alerts for rain, wind and even snow are in place for the north and south of the country on Wednesday, meaning commuting could be impacted.

Roads could be flooded on the return to work on Wednesday

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Roads could be flooded on the return to work on Wednesday
Snow will affect some routes for a time on Wednesday

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Snow will affect some routes for a time on WednesdayCredit: Getty
Strong winds will hit parts of the country

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Strong winds will hit parts of the country

Multiple Met Office[2] warnings have been issued for many parts of the country, including a ‘danger to life’ alert for flooding and fast-slowing water.

The first yellow warning states that a band of heavy rain will move north eastwards across northern England and southern Scotland during Wednesday.

Across the warning area, an inch of rain is expected to accumulate quite widely.

Over higher ground of the Southern Uplands, two inches is likely during this period with as much as three and a half inches in a few locations.

Edinburgh[3], Lothian and Borders and southern parts of Strathclyde begins at 3am and ends at 6pm.

A separate warning for rain and snow has been issued from 6am until midnight, affecting Central Tayside and Fife, Grampian, Highlands and Islands and western parts of Strathclyde.

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Here, spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

The Met Office say there is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings.

There is a small chance of travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel.

Some rural communities could become cut off and there is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected.

Last night, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency had one flood alert in place and one – more serious – flood warning.

Many festive travellers had their plans disrupted just before Christmas due to turbulent weather conditions.

Winds gusting above 50mph cancelled a slew of sailings on Christmas Eve between the islands and Scottish mainland.

They included Tarbert Loch Fyne to Lochranza, Oban to Castlebay on Barra and Mallaig to Armadale on Skye.

Many other services were been placed on warning for delay and cancellation.

At Glasgow Airport, an evening flight with KLM to Amsterdam was cancelled on Christmas Eve.

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