Issued at:1217 on Tue 5 Feb 2013
Valid from:1900 on Tue 5 Feb 2013
Valid to:1100 on Wed 6 Feb 2013
Icy stretches are likely to form on untreated surfaces across Scotland and northern England during Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, with upland areas most prone early in the period following snow and partial thaw. Further wintry showers in the overnight period are likely to increase the ice risk by dawn on Wednesday. The public should take extra care and be aware of the risk of ice on untreated surfaces.
5 Day forecast; Headline:
Chilling North winds bringing further wintry weather.
Tuesday Evening and Tonight:
Mainly dry with patchy ice forming this evening, then tonight showers moving southwards across all parts, these falling as snow over upland areas. Then drier and clearer late in night with further ice formation. Freshening North winds, coastal gales. Minimum Temperature -1 °C.
Generally dry and sunny with a cold and strong northerly wind, especially along exposed coasts. Chance of passing light snow showers near North sea coasts, the Lammermuirs and the Rhinns. Maximum Temperature 5 °C.
Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:
Thursday starting frosty and fine, staying so in east, but cloud with sleet spreading to Dumfries and Galloway. Saturday brighter in west, cloudy with sleet or snow Lothians and Borders.
Issued at: 1600 on Tue 5 Feb 2013