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.
The AMBER WARNING is in place from 9am tonight until 5am tomorrow morning.
3-8 cm of fresh snow is likely to accumulate widely with up to 20 cm over high ground.
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Cold, bright and windy with scattered sleet and snow showers, snow becoming mainly confined to hills by afternoon.
Rain and snow developing in evening, with chance of severe gales later. Maximum temperature 4 °C.
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It will be mostly cloudy with blustery heavy snow showers continuing throughout the day, local hail, thunder.
Further moderate falls, drifting on high ground. Windy especially in northwest.
Maximum temperature 1 °C.
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