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Rare amber snow storm warning issued with heavy drift to cause chaos

Met Office issues yellow weather warnings across UK

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The Met Office has pinpointed an area of Scotland which will be caked in heavy snow today – causing major difficulties for people living and travelling in these regions. In a rare move, the forecaster has put Angus, Perth and Kinross, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray and Highland areas under an amber warning which comes into force this afternoon. Residents are warned from 3pm to midnight of the chaos that may be caused by a cluster of different weather conditions – including storms and extremely cold conditions.

It says: “Snow showers will turn heavy and prolonged at times across north Highland through Tuesday afternoon before extending southwards into Grampian on Tuesday evening.

“Accumulations of 10 to 15 cm are possible in places in a short space of time and snow will be drifting in the strong to gale force north to northwesterly winds. Isolated thunderstorms are possible with lightning strikes an additional hazard.

“Showers will turn more to rain or sleet around coasts later with ice developing on untreated surfaces.”

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