Hello and welcome to this extra additional blog. This has been a cold winter and Scotland has seen plenty of snow. In this blog we are going to take a look at the snowfall event due to impact parts of Eastern, Central and Northern Scotland in the coming days.
** This is an update blog post as the Amber warning for snow has been updated **
Updated on the 4th February. The warning now comes into force at 15:00 Thursday and expires at 06:00 Saturday morning.
the full warnings and latest updates can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-02-04&id=f79e835c-422b-4e40-83cc-56fceab8f2cc&details
** Below was the Wednesday update**
The warning comes into force at Midnight Friday morning and expires at 18:00 Saturday. This warning covers parts of Inverness Aberdeen and Perth.
Below is the text warning from the Chief forecaster
By Friday, snow is expected to become more widespread, persistent and heavy, and will settle at increasingly low levels. The heaviest snowfall should clear later on Saturday. Fresh snowfall totals of 10-15 cm is possible at low-levels, with 20-30 cm accumulating above about 150 m. Some high ground exposed to strong easterly winds could see as much as 50 cm building up by Saturday evening. However some places close to the east coast may see only small amounts of snow settling. The strong easterly winds will likely lead to drifting snow, temporary blizzard conditions, and ice forming on exposed power lines and phone masts
There are also multiple yellow warnings of snow across other parts of Scotland from today until Saturday. These warnings will change and the very latest updates can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-02-03
With the snowfall amounts being forecast it is something to keep an eye on. I will keep my daily weather blog updated with snowfall totals, videos and photographs in the coming day. Please refer to the Met Office website for the latest warnings.
Please do NOT use Western Isles Weather for the protection of life and property please follow local and national government issued warnings and advice. Please have more than one source for weather information in extreme weather, Such as the Met office.