Storm Eunice Scotland: Met Office issues new ice and strong wind warnings


Two weather warnings have been issued in Scotland for ice and wind as Storm Eunice batters the UK.

The ice warning is in force from 6pm today (Friday, February 18) until 9am tomorrow across most of Scotland, plus parts of northern England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Much of Scotland is under the ice warning, including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Stirling.

The second new weather warning is for strong winds in southwest Scotland in force until 6pm today as you like could reach up to 75mph.

Icy stretches will develop following Storm Eunice’s wintry showers, warned the Met Office, caused by wet and slushy roads freezing over as temperatures plunge this evening and overnight.

Likewise, BBC Scotland Weather warned of “hazardous” conditions on the roads today.

Scotland’s fleet of gritters have been released and Scots can watch the live tracker – and spot the gritters’ amazing names.

Read on for all the information and places in Scotland affected by the new weather warnings.

ice weather warning

Met Office warning map
Scotland faces two new Met Office weather warnings for ice and wind

The Met Office warning says: “A mixture of wintry showers and clear spells are likely to lead to a cold night with some icy stretches developing on untreated surfaces.”

Slips and falls are possible and road users should be careful of icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.

The weather warning was issued by the Met Office around 10:45am this morning (Friday).

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Scottish regions and local authorities affected by the ice warning

Car on the street covered by icy rain
Scotland faces two new Met Office weather warnings for ice and wind

Central, Tayside & Fife

  • Angus
  • Clackmannanshire
  • falkirk
  • Fife
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Stirling

East Midlands

Grampian

  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Moray

Highlands & Eilean Siar

  • Na h-Eileanan Siar
  • Highland

Orkney & Shetland

SW Scotland, Lothian Borders

  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • edinburgh
  • Midlothian Council
  • Scottish Borders
  • West Lothian

Strathclyde

  • Argyll and Bute
  • East Ayrshire
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • East Renfrewshire
  • glasgow
  • Inverclyde
  • North Ayrshire
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Renfrewshire
  • South Ayrshire
  • South Lanarkshire
  • West Dunbartonshire

wind weather warning

Met Office warning map
The new Met Office wind warning covers southwest Scotland

“Strong winds may cause some disruption,” warns the Met Office.

Wind likes of 50 to 6 mph are likely and possibly 70 to 75 mph in a few exposed sites.

The forecaster says Scots can expect travel disruptions including road and bridge closures, plus property damage and a ‘small chance’ of power cuts.

Scottish regions and local authorities affected by the ice warning

SW Scotland, Lothian Borders

Strathclyde

  • Argyll and Bute
  • East Ayrshire
  • North Ayrshire
  • South Ayrshire

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