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Snow warnings issued across Ayrshire as big freeze arrives!

0:00 on Monday until 15:00 on Tuesday

A spell of rain, quickly turning to sleet and snow, will move southeast across the UK on Monday night and Tuesday, gradually weakening across England and Wales.

Some roads and railways may be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services.

As rain, sleet and snow clears Northern Ireland and Scotland overnight Monday, ice may form on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

Snow is likely to be confined to hills above 100 metres over Northern Ireland, but to low levels elsewhere.

Away from coasts, 1-3 cm of snow is possible with up to 5 cm above 200 metres.

As skies clear from the west early on Tuesday morning, ice is likely to develop across western Scotland and Northern Ireland.

This warning has been updated to extend the southern boundary further south across parts of Wales for snow, and further north over Orkney to cater for the ice risk following clearance of rain or sleet here on Monday morning.

The start time has also been brought forward to 8pm.

05:00 on Tuesday until 09:00 on Wednesday

Snow showers are likely to affect the west of the UK, with icy stretches developing overnight.

Some transport disruption is possible, with longer journey times and delays to public transport.

Icy patches are likely to develop on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths, leading to an increased risk of injury from slips, trips and falls.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

Following a band of rain, sleet and snow, clearing southeastwards,

rain, sleet and snow showers are likely to increasingly affect western parts of the UK.

Snow showers are likely to be frequent in western Scotland and northern Northern Ireland, where hail and thunder are also possible.

These will gradually fade overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, with icy stretches developing as skies clear, particularly where early snow has melted and then refrozen overnight.

0.5-3, locally 5 cm of snow is likely at low levels, with some places above 200 m seeing 7-10 cm.

As is usually the case with showers, not everywhere within the warning area will see them, and along immediate coastal fringes exposed to the northwest, they may fall predominantly as rain.

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