Welcome to summer time: wintry blast set to strike Argyll and Bute

Warnings for wind, snow and ice are in place for Argyll and Bute on March 30 and 31, 2015.
Warnings for wind, snow and ice are in place for Argyll and Bute on March 30 and 31, 2015.

British Summer Time may have begun on Sunday, but the Met Office’s weather forecast suggests we may not be ready to wave goodbye to winter just yet.

Two yellow ‘be aware’ weather warnings are in place for the Argyll and Bute area for the next couple of days: one forecasting strong winds between 7pm on Monday and 7pm on Tuesday, and one for ice between 2am and 10am on Tuesday.

The forecast for Rothesay specifically is predicting heavy rain for the rest of Monday through until Tuesday afternoon, with minimum temperatures of 4 degrees Centigrade, though it will feel a good few degrees colder because of the wind.

Steady winds of 20-30mph could gust above 50mph at times, meaning travel disruption is a distinct possibility on Monday night and for much of Tuesday.

The Rothesay-Wemyss Bay ferry is on amber alert for both Monday and Tuesday as a result of the forecast, while the same applies to the Tarbert-Portavadie route on Tuesday.