The Met Office has issued a yellow alert, warning of a ‘high likelihood’ of snow and ice affecting the Western Isles overnight tonight (Monday 24 February).

The warning, issued at 10am this morning, is in place between 8pm tonight and 10am tomorrow morning and particularly warns of icy patches leading to a risk for pedestrians on slippery pavements.

The warning says: “Many areas will be affected by occasional showers of rain, hail, sleet and snow, with clear spells in between, leading to frost and icy surfaces. Further snow accumulations of 2-6cm are expected over parts of Scotland, mainly in the west, at elevations above 200m.”