More weather alerts issued for Argyll and Bute

More warnings for wind, snow and ice are in place for Argyll and Bute this week.  This picture was taken at Kerrycroy in the early stages of Bute's last significant snowfall, in March of 2013.
More warnings for wind, snow and ice are in place for Argyll and Bute this week. This picture was taken at Kerrycroy in the early stages of Bute's last significant snowfall, in March of 2013.

The Met Office has signalled that there’s no end in sight yet to the turbulent January weather currently affecting Bute and much of western Scotland after issuing more ‘be aware’ warnings for the area over the next few days.

In addition to the wind warning already in place for Monday, January 12, a warning for snow and ice has also been published by the Met Office, taking effect at 6pm on Monday and lasting until midday on Wednesday, January 14 and covering the whole of west central Scotland.

On top of that, a yellow warning for high winds has also been issued, lasting from 3pm on Wednesday until 3pm on Thursday and featuring gusts of 50-65mph, possibly rising to 75mph over southern and western coasts and exposed hills.

As well as the very strong winds, a band of squally rain is likely to sweep eastwards across many parts through the period.

The warning for Wednesday and Thursday is likely to be updated in the next few days as forecasters get a better idea of the areas most likely to be affected.

For more information see the Met Office’s website.