BBC Weather has forecast a barrage of snow to blanket Scotland on Thursday as the so-called ‘Beast from the East’ grips hold of the UK.
The weather forecast warned of “dangerous” and “nasty” weather in Scotland over the next 24 hours.
Scotland is currently reeling after it was pelted by snow overnight as experts warned of 40cm of snow falling in some parts of the country.
BBC Weather forecaster Helen Willetts told the Today programme: “Some very serious weather out and about this morning. We’ll start in Scotland because it’s here we have the red warning from the Met Office as it stands in the central lowlands.
METOFFICE•WXCHARTSBBC weather forecast snow Scotland: More dangerous weather has been forecast for Scotland today
“But an amber warning of ‘be prepared’ elsewhere basically. It does look as if we will see the continuation of some very disruptive weather, dangerous weather with roads becoming blocked and villages becoming blocked off across the central lowlands and 5cm to 10cm easily here and elsewhere. The western fringes of Scotland the best chance of seeing fewer showers.
“It’s even colder than yesterday, exceptional windchill. With temperatures below freezing so add on the strength of that neat gale force wind for some, it’s more like -10C or -11C.
“As I say some very nasty weather around. Absolutely atrocious.”
A Met Office red weather warning was in place for Central Tayside and Fife in Scotland until 10am (GMT) on Thursday morning with people being warned not to travel unless absolutely necessary.
As I say some very nasty weather around. Absolutely atrocious
BBC Weather forecaster Helen Willetts
A statement reads: “Heavy snow showers and drifting of lying snow in the strong easterly winds will become more widespread across the area later on Wednesday afternoon, through the evening and overnight into Thursday.
“Roads will become blocked by deep snow, with many stranded vehicles and passengers.
“Long delays and cancellations on bus, rail and air travel are expected. Some communities could become cut off for