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After the three days of snow with no weather warning, comes the weather warning with…

The Met Office says there will be snow showers across Lewis and Harris and patchy ice may cause travel disruption.

For those of you who can't work this out for yourselves, it warns this will mean:
  • Some roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services
  • Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces
  • Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths

Snow showers will start to affect parts of northern Scotland during the this afternoon (Thursday April 8) and evening and will become heavier and more frequent overnight.

Accumulations of snow will be small and patchy at lower levels, and not as widespread as earlier this week, however the additional hazard of patchy ice is expected form on some surfaces between showers.

There’s no mention in the Yellow snow & ice warning of gales forecast for later today, which have caused CalMac to warn of disruption to some ferry services.

This morning’s sailing of the Loch Seaforth from Stornoway was delayed by 26 minutes due to the volume of freight traffic and the effects of adverse weather, which have held back supplies to island shops over recent days.