#AceScotsmanNews – #StormGertrude: Arctic blast brings #snow and #ice with plummeting temperatures with winds in Shetlands islands reaching over 100 miles per hour – @AceNewsServices

#AceScotsmanReport – Jan.30: Storm Gertrude: Arctic blast brings snow to Scotland_88007674_gritter.jpgHeavy snow falls in parts of Scotland, just hours after Storm Gertrude brought a day of high winds and rain.

Up to 15cm (6in) of snow was forecast for some places above 300m after cold air swept in on Friday evening.

The Met Office has issued amber be prepared warnings for snow and high winds for areas north of the central belt until 18:00 on Saturday.

A yellow “be aware” warning is in force for the whole of Scotland.
South of the border yellow warnings for snow wind and ice have been issued for north east and north west England, while similar warnings are in place for the Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber.

The snow followed a day of disruption due to high winds brought by #StormGertrude, with a gust of 105mph recorded in Shetland.

The weather led to schools being shut, power cuts, bridges closing and delays across Scotland’s transport network.

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