Snow returns to most of Scotland

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Snow has returned to a number of areas across Scotland, including Dunblane

A wintry snap has returned to much of Scotland with a warning for snow in place throughout the day.

A Met Office yellow warning has been issued which will last until 21:00 on Saturday.

The most northerly parts of the country are not covered but “disruptive snow” is forecast – mainly over higher ground – further south.

The Met Office has also issued an ice warning for most of the country from 21:00 until 09:30 on Sunday.

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Much of Scotland is covered by the warning for snow – particularly on higher ground

Forecasters said 10cm (4in) of snow was possible on the hills on Saturday but no more than a “transient slushy covering” was expected at low levels such as the central lowlands.

However, up to 6cm (2.5in) is expected at between 200m and 300m above sea level with more possible at higher levels.

It comes just days after Storm Gareth brought considerable travel disruption as it swept across the country.

Police warned drivers that conditions could be hazardous due to the snow and that “extra caution” should be shown.

Anyone travelling has been advised to ensure their vehicle is “adequately prepared” with sufficient fuel and supplies like warm clothing and food and water in case of any delays.

Drivers should also charge their mobile phones and plan their route and alternative routes.

Gritters have also been out in force across the country ahead of the forecast bad weather.

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