Weather warning for Falkirk

Drivers are advised to take care on the roads

Drivers are advised to take care on the roads

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The Met Office has issued three separate yellow ‘be aware’ weather warnings for snow and ice in the Falkirk area over the next few days.

The first applies between 8 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday and advises that rain, sleet or snow showers will lead to icy patches on roads and pavements, although snow is only expected to settle on high ground.

The second warning, between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday, advises that sleet and snow showers will tend to turn back to rain except on high ground, although winds of more than 50 mph are also expected on hills which could lead to blizzard conditions on high-level routes.

The third warning will last for 24 hours throughout Monday and predicts frequent hail, sleet and snow showers, with accumulations of 3-8 centimetres possbile at low levels, and continuing strong winds, with gusts of more than 50mph possible.

The public have been advised of the risk of disruption to travel and for hazardous driving conditions at these times.