Renfrewshire set for freezing conditions as yellow warning issued for snow

Renfrewshire could be set for a bout of freezing weather conditions as a yellow weather warning for snow and ice has been issued by the Met Office.

Starting from today and lasting until tomorrow night, the warning urges people to take care as temperatures are predicted to plummet to zero with ice, hail and snow showers set to sweep Renfrewshire and other areas in the west of Scotland.

Snow showers and ice are expected to cause disruption to travel throughout the area, with Traveline Scotland urging motorists to take care on the roads.

The gritters may be making an appearance in Renfrewshire tonight
(Image: Paisley Daily Express)

Rail travel is also expected to be impacted by the weather conditions.

The yellow warning is expected to come to en end at 6pm on Thursday, when the freezing conditions head towards the northeast.

A spokesperson from the Met Office said: “Frequent showers will increasingly turn to snow Wednesday night and persist into Thursday morning though these likely to fall as sleet and hail at times, mainly around coasts.

“Northwest Scotland looks most exposed to these showers with 2cm of snow accumulating by Thursday morning in places even to low levels.

“Larger accumulations are expected at higher elevations with 2-5cm above 200m and up to 10 cm over some of the highest routes.”

Daily Record – Paisley