FREEZING rain, treacherous ice, and 80mph wind will conclude Scotland's cold snap, with conditions forecast to improve tomorrow as temperatures are predicted to rise to 10C. 

Strong winds are predicted to hit parts of western Scotland until midnight tonight.

A yellow weather warning for ice is in place following freezing rain for most of Scotland, northern England, and the Midlands until 9pm tonight.

The Met Office predicted that this may cause disruptions, including dangerous driving conditions and road closures.

Met Office forecaster Luke Miall explained that today’s weather will not be “particularly pleasant” for most people.

He said: "It's going to be a bitterly cold day.

“Certainly, where you've got freezing rain and ice, combined with those strong winds." 

Temperatures dropped last night to minus 8C in Scotland and between minus 1C and minus 5C in England and Wales.

The coldest temperature for 65 years was recorded in Braemar in Aberdeenshire on Wednesday night at minus 23C.

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A yellow weather warning for wind remains in place as guests of 81mph have been recorded on the island of Uist in the Outer Hebrides. 

Tonight is forecast to be milder as temperatures will rise to around 2C to 3C in eastern parts of the UK and 6C to 7C across the west.

However, temperatures are forecast to rise from Monday.

Miall said: "Weather-wise, it's not too bad a day for many tomorrow.

"There may be one of two showers in Scotland."

Through Tuesday to Thursday temperatures are forecast to hover between 7C to 12C,

"Most of the snow will start melting early in the week, with the exception being Scotland because they have had so much of it," he explained.

The recent conditions froze Trafalgar Square's fountains and brought large volumes of snowfall across the UK. 

The Kinder Downfall, a 98ft waterfall in Derbyshire's High Peak area, was also frozen which attracted intrepid climbers.