WINTRY weather is expected to grip parts of Scotland again over the next few days, forecasters said.
Some areas may see as much as 13cm of snow on the ground as Arctic conditions sweep across the country.
Temperatures will also drop to below freezing and rain today will turn to snow later in the evening. Central Scotland and the Highlands are the areas expected to be worst hit.
... Forecasters also confirmed that Britain has had its coldest winter for more than a decade. The last three months have been the chilliest for 13 years, with an average temperature of 2.9C.
Severe weather warnings were issued by the Met Office last night for most of Scotland as heavy snow and ice threatened to make driving conditions hazardous.advertisement
Commuters are being warned to take extra care this morning after the warnings were issued at 10pm last night and were expected to be in force for most of the early part of the day. Forecasters were predicting heavy snow and icy roads in the Highlands and Islands, Strathclyde, Central, Tayside, Fife, south-west Scotland and Lothian and Borders. Traffic Scotland cautioned about heavy snowfall of up to six inches in the Highlands and the Western Isles last night affecting the A82, A835 at Ullapool and the A87.
Coldest winter in 20 years recorded
Parts of Ireland endured the coldest winter for up to 20 years, Met Eireann revealed.Average temperatures were below normal through December and although January and February
The UK had its coldest winter for 13 years, bucking a recent trend of mild temperatures, the Met Office has said.
The average mean temperature across December, January and February was 3.1C - the lowest since the winter beginning in 1995, which averaged 2.5C.
February started very cold as the heaviest snowfall for 18 years swept in, but temperatures ended up average.
AGW = BS.