Snow warning issued for Argyll and Bute

The Met Office has issued a yellow 'be aware' alert warning of snow across Argyll and Bute, and much of Scotland, on January 28 and 29.
The Met Office has issued a yellow 'be aware' alert warning of snow across Argyll and Bute, and much of Scotland, on January 28 and 29.

The Met Office has issued a yellow ‘be aware’ weather warning advising that snow is likely in the Argyll and Bute area later this week.

The warning, which applies to most of Scotland as well as north-west England and Northern Ireland, applies from 3pm on Wednesday, January 28 until 11.55pm on Thursday, January 29.

The warning states: “A cold and increasingly showery northwesterly flow is expected to develop during Wednesday and last through Thursday.

“Accumulating snow is likely away from windward coastal districts, especially overnight, with 2-5cm locally at low levels. Higher ground, above about 150m, could see in excess of 10cm. Strong and gusty winds will likely accompany snow showers, and lead to significantly reduced visibility at times.

“The public should be aware of the potential for disruption to travel.”

The Met Office’s forecast for Rothesay for the time the alert is in force is currently predicting isolated wintry showers, with temperatures of 3-4 degrees Centigrade and westerly or north-westerly winds gusting up to 40-45mph in the early hours of Thursday.

The detail of the yellow weather warning is expected to be updated on Monday.