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The Met Office has issued a yellow “be aware” warning of ice for parts of the Western Isles.

Islanders should expect difficult driving conditions on untreated roads as well as slippery conditions on pavements and cycle paths.

Falling temperatures are set to bring frequent wintry showers and some icy surfaces from Tuesday evening through to Wednesday morning.

It will feel chilly from the Butt to Barra though the northern half of the Western Isles - from Benbecula to Lewis - is likely to be more affected.

A cold northerly airstream will feed frequent showers of sleet, snow and hail across northern Scotland until lunchtime tomorrow.

Snow and ice look unlikely to prove hazardous along windward coasts but are likely to lead to difficult travel conditions inland and on high ground.

Sleet and snow showers are expected to fall to increasingly low levels, more frequently so across the Northern Isles, Hebrides and Northwest Highlands. Up to 2 cm may accumulate, mainly above 100 metre, away from northern coasts, with 2-5 cm over higher ground.

Met Office warning of freezing, wintry conditions

28 February 2017