Amber ‘be prepared’ warning of wind and snow for Angus

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The Met Office has issued an amber ‘be prepared‘ warning of wind and snow for parts of Angus.

The warning came in force at 10am this morning and is expected to be in place until 6pm this evening.

There is also a yellow ‘be aware’ warning of wind and snow for other parts of the county, which is also expected to be in force until 6pm.

A Met Office spokesperson said: “Frequent snow showers, heavy at times, continuing through Saturday with some more prolonged spells of snow likely at times.

“Five to 10 cm snowfall is likely to accumulate quite widely, with over 15 cm in places above 300 metres.

“Ice is also likely to form on untreated surfaces.

“In addition, gusts of 50-60 mph are likely at times, occasionally 70 mph across the far north and west of the amber area and over mountains.

“This will lead to blizzard conditions at times and drifting of snow.

“Power supplies may be disrupted by ice accretion and also by lightning strikes, with hail also likely.

“Be prepared for transport disruption, difficult driving conditions and disruption to power supplies.”

The Met Officer’s chief forecaster said: “An active cold front has introduced much colder air across Scotland.

“This airmass is very unstable and producing frequent snow and hail showers, with thunder possible at times. Given the showery nature of the snow, some locations may see relatively little, but some locally large accumulations are likely over a short period of time - this more likely across the north and west of the amber area.”