More Argyll and Bute weather warnings issued

Snow-capped hills and rooftops are clearly visible in this view looking towards Rothesay Pier on Wednesday, January 21, 2015.
Snow-capped hills and rooftops are clearly visible in this view looking towards Rothesay Pier on Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

The Met Office has issued two more weather warnings for the Argyll and Bute area - even though the forecast for Bute itself this weekend is looking brighter than for some time.

A yellow ‘be alert’ warning for ice is in effect across Argyll and BUte from 4pm on Friday until 11am on Saturday, while a separate yellow warning for snow applies to the area from 12 noon on Saturday, right through all of Sunday and Monday.

Despite the latest warnings, the Met Office’s forecast for Rothesay for the weekend is generally good, albeit cold and breezy: the last of the isolated showers lingering over the island should die out from sunset on Friday, and both Saturday and Sunday are expected to be largely dry, with occasional spells of sunshine on Saturday giving way to longer spells of clear, sunny weather on Sunday.

North-westerly winds gusting to 40-45mph are forecast for Saturday, and to around 35mph for Sunday, with the wind chill factor meaning that temperatures of two or three degrees Centigrade will feel two or three degrees below freezing.