Snow warning for Dundee extended until Thursday as main road closed after accident

A wintry view of the city from Dundee Law in 1996

Dundee will remain subject to a weather warning for snow until at least Thursday, the Met Office has confirmed.

The Met Office issued a yellow ‘be aware’ weather warning for snow, covering Dundee, from 6pm on Monday. This has been extended to Thursday morning at 9am, with a big dump expected overnight on Wednesday.

So far, the City of Discovery has escaped the worst of it, with only a light sprinkling in some northern areas of the city.

But other parts of Scotland have been blanketed in snow as forecasters warn of plunging temperatures and possible disruption.

The A9 is currently closed at Dalwhinnie, Perthshire following an accident involving a lorry. Recovery crews are attending.

In areas which saw snow, temperatures dropped to between 0C-2C (32F-36F). Tulloch Bridge had the largest snowfall with 8cm coming down overnight.

The southern uplands of Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland have also seen flurries of snow.

The weather warning for Wednesday night (source: Met Office)

Luke Miall, a forecaster at the Met Office, said: “The forecast for today is it’s likely to become a bit more wintry so we could be seeing snow for many areas, with northern and western areas seeing frequent showers.

“It will stay cold, we will continue to feel that wind from the north west, quite gusty, so feeling bitterly cold outside today.

“There could well be some travel disruptions and, with slippery roads and pavements, there could be some treacherous conditions to contend with, so we would advise people to take extra care.”

The BBC yesterday predicted there would be 16 hours of snow in Dundee today, but the forecast is now much more moderate, with only occasional flurries.

(source: BBC)

However, the Met Office predicts a big dump for the Dundee area overnight on Wednesday into Thursday.

Its updated weather warning reads: “A deepening area of low pressure is expected to track east across the UK during Wednesday night and into Thursday.

“Across parts of the north, a spell of persistent and perhaps heavy snow may develop. This could see 3-8 cm of snow accumulate in places with up to 20 cm over high ground.

“There is still significant uncertainty regarding the extent and location of any heavy snowfall, at this stage parts of northern and central Scotland appear most at risk.”

Dundee folk warned of 16 hours of snow as weather warning extended

 

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