Temperatures are set to plunge across Glasgow and its surrounding areas tonight as snow brings chaos to much of Scotland.

The city has already seen a frosty start to the day with temperatures as low as -1 °C.

The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for icy patches and snow covering swathes of Scotland.

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Police forces across the country have also issued warnings to drivers to beware of icy roads.

The Met Office Glasgow forecast for today says: "After a frosty start it will be largely dry with long sunny spells. However, it will be cold with a frost persisting in some inland areas throughout the day."

For tonight, the weather service added: "It will be a dry and mostly clear night with a widespread frost, severe in some parts."

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The minimum temperature is set to plummet to as low as -5 °C in some parts of Scotland.

Nineteen schools in Aberdeenshire have been closed due to the weather while others are partially closed.

Helen Roberts, a Met Office forecaster, said: "We are likely to see further warnings for ice tonight."