Icy blasts and high seas on the weather menu for Grampian and Highlands

Stormy week ahead?

Motorists are being warned they are likely to face icy roads this week as temperatures in Moray plummet.

Exceptional tides, low temperatures, rain, sleet, storm force winds and snow are all included in a yellow warning issued by the Met Office this week.

Cold air has already arrived to many parts of Scotland with the West Coast seeing the first major snowfalls of the winter at the weekend – and while things are likely to improve on Tuesday, forecasters say that their alert will be back in force by Wednesday and Thursday.

A Met Office spokesman said: “On lower levels throughout the Highlands and Grampian regions there will be a mixture of sleet, snow and ice on Monday.

“Tuesday will be milder but as we move into the middle of the week the wind will be an issue and by Wednesday we are expecting severe gales and storm-force winds. There will also be exceptional, monstrous seas coming in from the Atlantic.

“Again by Wednesday we will see significant snowfall over higher parts of the Highlands and Grampian.”

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