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Stormy weather continues across the Highlands


By Louise Glen

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A yellow weather warning remained in place across all of Ross-shire on Monday. Picture: Met Office.
A yellow weather warning remained in place across all of Ross-shire on Monday. Picture: Met Office.

Stormy weather across the Highlands is set to continue today with warnings in place for commuters.

A yellow weather warning has been issued for the majority of Scotland, with frequent and heavy snow showers predicted for the north.

A cautionary police travel warning remains in place across the Highlands.

The Kessock, Dornoch and Cromarty Bridges all have weather warnings in place.

Warnings about occasional closures to high-sided vehicles on the Dornoch Bridge are in place from noon until 11pm tomorrow.

A spokeswoman for Traffic Scotland said: "Frequent and heavy snow showers will affect the region throughout Monday and Tuesday.

"Snow showers will occur especially over high ground, giving slight accumulations of one to three centimetres above 150 metres and five to 10cm above 300 metres.

"Snow will gradually build up and in a few locations accumulations of over 20cm are possible by Tuesday evening over the highest routes in Scotland.

"The height of the snow level will vary throughout the period, but it is likely that any snow accumulations at low levels will only be temporary.

"Strong winds, gusting 50-60 mph, will lead to blizzard conditions at times and considerable drifting of lying snow over high ground.

"Icy surfaces are likely to occur, more especially on Monday night into Tuesday morning. Frequent lightning strikes are also possible, perhaps leading to interruptions to power supplies."

On Kessock Bridge a warning is in place from noon today to 11pm on Tuesday due to occasional high winds.

On Dornoch Bridge a warning is in place with potential closures to high-sided vehicles being predicted between noon today and 11pm tomorrow.

On Cromarty Bridge a warning is in place for high winds until 11pm on Tuesday.

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