Storm Bella: Met Office warns of more rain and icy conditions in Scotland

Forecasters have warned that Storm Bella isn't finished yet with weather warnings remaining in place across Scotland, and much of the UK into the start of next week.

Sunday, 27th December 2020, 1:58 pm
Storm Bella: Met Office warns of high winds and icy conditions in Scotland

Scotland’s west coast will be hit most by the wet weather with persistent heavy rain falling causing localised flooding and travel disruption in the affected areas.

A snow and ice warning will come into effect today at 3pm and last until tomorrow, Monday, December 28, at 10am.

Icy surfaces are likely in many parts, with snow cover mainly in western Scotland, bringing difficult travel conditions.

The Met Office has also said that icy patches will be likely on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths: “An area of rain, sleet and snow will move south through Sunday night with the potential for icy surfaces and some travel disruption.”

Currently in Scotland there are four live flood alerts in Argyll and Bute, Dumfries and Galloway, Orkney and the Western Isles.

As a result of the high winds freight ferries have been cancelled from Ullapool to Stornoway at 10.30pm on Monday, December 28 and 3am on Tuesday, December, 29.

Through this evening and into Monday, meteorologists are warning the snow and ice could also pose a risk to more central and southern areas of England.

Further into the week and towards the New Year conditions will remain cold with sunshine and the possibility of wintry showers.

The Met Office also issued an amber warning with communities from Cornwall to Kent told to expect building damage and the possibility of flying debris in the stormy conditions.

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