Freezing start and snow predicted – but milder by weekend

Ice and snow as Arctic air is fanned in Moray's direction
Ice and snow as Arctic air is fanned in Moray’s direction

PEOPLE THROUGHOUT MORAY are being warned to take extra care on their way to work or school this morning as sub-zero temperatures hit throughout the region.

Road conditions first thing this morning are being described by early commuters as “challenging” with ice and snow affecting routes at all levels.

Forecasters say that conditions are not likely to improve throughout today with temperatures rarely rising above zero and heavy snow showers likely to pop up in parts of Moray and Aberdeenshire.

A spokesman for the Met Office said: “Overnight temperatures in the region fell to as low as -5c and that will affect roads. We are expecting wintry showers this morning along the Moray Firth and North Aberdeenshire – these could pop up at any time.”

While temperatures are expected to remain around freezing today the current spell is not expected to last, with Friday seeing a rise again to milder temperatures over the weekend.