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Amber Weather Warning Issued Across Highland Perthshire

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Highland Perthshire is expecting some hazardous weather drawing in as winter conditions from Scotland’s west move eastwards.

Sleet, snow and freezing rain is moving in throughout the morning with the worst coming in the afternoon.

A spokesperson for the met office said: “The weather system currently lies across western Scotland and for now is mostly bringing rain, however over the next few hours as this falls through the colder air over mainland Scotland there is the potential for some freezing rain, which can quickly coat surfaces in ice, leading to very hazardous conditions.

“True freezing rain requires very specific conditions so will likely be quite localised if it does occur (mainly higher ground), but as the potential impact could be large we thought it worth raising awareness.”

The office explained that the area south of Aviemore and east of Edinburgh will see the worst of the ‘medium impact’ snow.

Areas 200m above sea level could see as much as 20cm of snow while areas below 100m might reach 10cm of snow.

Their spokesperson continued: “What we’re more sure of is that areas above 200m in central inland Scotland (north of central belt) and also southeastern Scotland are likely to see more persistent snow develop through the late-afternoon and evening, which by Thursday morning could give accumulations of 10-20cm.

“Snow amounts for areas below 100m are less certain, but some areas could see 5-10cm by Thursday morning if conditions locally become favourable.”

Although the mixture of weather could bring some dangerous affects to the area.

Drivers are being advised to be careful on roads which might not appear to be as dangerous as they are.

And people living in rural communities should be prepared for the weather to cut them off from their neighbouring towns and villages.

The spokesperson added: “The impacts from these snow amounts could include – travel delays on roads, stranding some vehicles and passengers. Some delays and cancellations to rail and air travel are likely.

“There is a good chance that some rural communities could become cut off. Power cuts are likely and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected.”

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