Glasgow and surrounding areas expected to be hit hard with snow overnight

Snow earlier this week in the Borders Phil Wilkinson
Snow earlier this week in the Borders Phil Wilkinson

There are warnings of travel delays as heavy snow is forecast for the area from this evening (Monday).

Frequent and heavy hail and snow showers are likely to affect Glasgow and the surrounding areas from 6pm tonight until 11 am on Wednesday.

According to the Met Office, travel delays on roads are possible, with a small chance of cancellations to public transport.

There is also a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected.

In addition, some roads and pavements may become icy, increasing the chance of injuries from slips and falls.

Snow showers will be heaviest and most frequent across western Scotland.

The largest accumulations of snow will be over high ground with over 10 cm expected. At low levels, accumulations of the order 2-5 cm will be more typical.

Showers will also be accompanied by hail and lightning at times, particularly across northern and western Scotland.

Strong winds are also expected, with the potential for temporary blizzard conditions and drifting of lying snow, particularly over high ground.

The icy snap, according to the Met Office is the result of cold air sweeping down from Greenland and Iceland, which will follow wet fronts moving in from the Atlantic, producing blizzard conditions on the hills and snow to low levels from 6pm tonight until 11am on Wednesday.