‘Rain will turn to snow’: Met Office extends weather warning to cover Dundee, Tayside and Fife

Good samaritans dig drivers out of snow drifts in Carnoustie earlier this month

The Met Office has extended its weather warning to cover Dundee, Tayside and Fife.

The Tele reported on Wednesday that the Met Office had issued an alert for snow and ice alert in parts of Perthshire and Angus are included in the at-risk area. The warning was due to come into affect at 3am on Friday until 9am on Saturday.

The warning has now been upgrade to include more of the eastern side of the UK – including the local area.

The yellow warning for snow and ice is valid from today at 6pm until 11.55pm. Additionally, a yellow warning for ice covers Dundee, Tayside and Fife tomorrow until 9am.

The Friday warning says: “Rain will increasingly turn to snow above around 200 metres during late Friday afternoon and evening.

“By the end of Friday evening, 2-5 cm of snow may accumulate on high ground above 200 metres.

“Some snow is likely even to low levels by late Friday evening with a very patchy 1-2 cm possible in places.

“There is some uncertainty in how quickly rain will turn to snow across the south of this area, with a small chance that these parts may only see rain starting to turn to snow during the early hours of Saturday.”