'TIS the season to be cautious as the Met Office has issued further weather warnings for snow and ice in Scotland this weekend. 

'Be aware' alerts are in place for many areas across Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

A warning for snow and ice is already in place in most of Scotland, except the north, north-east and Northern and Western Isles, until 9pm on Friday.

It will be followed by a warning for ice from 9pm on Friday through to 11am on Saturday, with earlier snowfall expected to freeze as temperatures drop again, leading to widespread icy conditions overnight.

Then a further warning for snow and ice will be in place across almost the entire UK mainland between 7am and 9pm on Sunday, December 18.

Residents setting out to enjoy festive season events on Sunday are being warned to expect snow which will later turn to rain. 

The frosty weather is predicted to lead to some disruption to travel and other activities. 

The national forecaster is warning people across the country of what they can expect as the cold snap hits.

What to expect: 

  • Possible travel delays on roads stranding some vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel.
  • Some rural communities could become cut off.
  • Power cuts may occur with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.
  • A chance of injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces.

With the mercury falling below freezing there is a possibility pipes could freeze or burst.

The Met Office has issued advice on what to do if this situation arises.

For further information visit the forecaster's website HERE.