The expected strong winds and high sea swell have brought cancellations to ferries in Lewis and Harris.

As CalMac warned yesterday, today’s (Monday January 21st) 10.30am sailing from Ullapool and 2pm from Stornoway have now been cancelled.

The 5.30pm from Ullapool is expected to operate as scheduled.

The service between Tarbert and Uig is now cancelled for the day, with the ferry set to remain in Lochmaddy over the peak period of winds. As a result, the 2pm sailing from Uig and the 4pm from Tarbert are both cancelled.

The Sound of Harris ferry is also under a yellow warning of possible disruption later in the day.

And there is an incoming "Yellow Alert" for ice from the UK Met Office.  "A band of rain and hill snow will move southeastwards across the UK during Monday evening and overnight.

"A brief spell of wet snow is possible on high ground of southern Scotland, northern England and north Wales, with some small accumulations possible.

"Behind this surface temperatures will rapidly fall away with some ice forming on some surfaces.

"Once the rain has cleared, some hail, sleet and snow showers will follow from the northwest, with 1-3 cm above 200 metres and some small accumulations expected at lower levels."