Weather: AMBER snow warning - BE PREPARED

Snow showers will be heavy and frequent through the rest of Tuesday, gradually easing off during the early hours of Wednesday.

Some high ground is likely to see 15-25 cm building up, especially above 200-300 metres.

At low levels throughout the warning area, 5-10 cm will be more typical.

Showers will be accompanied by hail and lightning at times, while strong winds bring the potential for temporary blizzard conditions and drifting of lying snow, mainly over high ground.