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Storm Fionn set to bring widespread snow across Ayrshire tonight with Amber warning issued

Strom Fionn will arrive across England tonight however the snow will pass over Ayrshire during Wednesday night and into Thursday morning with the met office updated the warnings to Amber.

Between 21:00 Wed 17th and 05:00 Thu 18th

A spell of persistent and heavy snow is expected on Wednesday night, clearing eastwards by dawn on Thursday morning. Travel delays are likely on roads with a risk that some vehicles and passengers could become stranded. Delays or cancellations are likely to rail and air travel. Some rural communities are likely to become cut off and power cuts are probable. Other services, such as mobile phone, may be affected.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A deepening area of low pressure is expected to track east across the UK during Wednesday night and early Thursday. A spell of persistent and heavy snow is expected to develop. 3-8 cm of fresh snow is likely to accumulate widely with up to 20 cm over high ground.

Update at 14:50

Police upgrade travel warnings to Stage 4 with travel to be avoided - This is about as serious as our weather gets.

Breaking - Police Scotland have upgraded their travel warning to Stage 4.

This means you should avoid travel between 9pm - 5am in the areas affected by the Amber warning.

Bus service around Ayrshire are also likely to become limited or cancelled so if using public transport please travel before 9pm.

Further information will be forthcoming so stay tuned right here on ADN!


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