A ‘Yellow’ weather alert for snow and ice across the Western Isles has been issued by the UK Meteorological Office this morning (Tuesday January 29th).
The forecast snow has led Loganair to repeat their weather-change offer, allowing people who were planning to fly today or tomorrow the opportunity to make new arrangements.
Further snow showers are expected this evening and overnight into Wednesday morning, with these more frequent across northwest parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland.
We are told to expect 1-3 cm of fresh snow even down to very low levels in places, but locally around 5 cm across the Northern Highlands.
Temperatures will be dropping below freezing later this afternoon and this will result in ice forming on untreated surfaces.
In a statement published just before 1pm today (Tuesday January 29th) a Loganair spokesman said: “In view of the forecast and potential for travel disruption, we are offering customers travelling on all flights the opportunity to adjust travel plans without charge. If you are booked to travel on 29th or 30th January, you can choose to re-book on an alternative flight between now and Wednesday 6th February.
"There will be no change fee or difference in fare payable - if there is a seat available on an earlier or later flight, you can transfer your booking to that flight without charge on a first-come, first-served basis.
"The easiest way to change your flight is to access https://www.loganair.co.uk/managemybooking/ If you cannot find a suitable alternative there, please call on 0344 800 2855 with your booking reference handy and we’ll do our best to help.”
"Meanwhile Lewis and Harris Youth Football Association say the astro-turf is unplayable, so under-15 and under-17 development squad training is cancelled tonight.