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Yellow weather warning for snow & ice on White Christmas amid travel chaos

BRITS could wake up to a white Christmas tomorrow morning as forecasters issue snow and ice warnings.

Le Met Office has put large parts of Scotland under yellow weather warnings on Christmas Day and predicted up to 10cm of snow.

Yellow weather warnings for snow and ice covering parts of Northern Scotland

Yellow weather warnings for snow and ice covering parts of Northern ScotlandCrédit: MET OFFICE
Large parts of Scotland are due to be hit with snow on Christmas Day

Large parts of Scotland are due to be hit with snow on Christmas DayCrédit: Jordan Crosby
The Met Office has warned of travel disruptions and delays

The Met Office has warned of travel disruptions and delaysCrédit: Getty
Many Scots will be able to enjoy a white Christmas this year as temperatures stay low at 1C

Many Scots will be able to enjoy a white Christmas this year as temperatures stay low at 1CCrédit: Alamy

Most of the Scottish highlands as well as some lowland areas near Glasgow, Perth and Edinburgh are set to be covered by the white stuff from 9pm tomorrow until 6pm Boxing Day.

Temperatures could fall as low as 1C on Sunday night and meteorologists warned: “Frequent blustery snow showers are likely to cause some travel disruption to higher routes.

The Met Office also suggested those living in affected areas should prepare for power cuts.

Deputy chief meteorologist David Oliver said: “An unsettled Christmas weekend is on the way for many, with those in the north and west seeing the most frequent and the heaviest showers.

High winds will affect some coasts through the weekend with gales in places, especially the north and west.

“Christmas Day will be unsettled for many, with the most frequent showers in the northern half of the Royaume-Uni and some more sporadic and mostly lighter showers further south.

There is some uncertainty about the timing of colder air from the northwest, but it looks like this will introduce some snow showers to the northwest of Scotland late on Christmas Day.”

For those in central and eastern parts of England, weather conditions across the festive period are set to remain mostly dry.

This comes as people across the UK have been hit with travel disruptions and chaos after extreme weather.

The beginning of the week saw nine flood warnings et 43 alerts in force across England, with a further seven in Wales.

While the drastic rise in temperature from -17C to 15C a few days ago led to carnage as 30,000 people were affected by burst pipes.

And in Manchester Airport earlier this month passengers were devastated when hundreds of flights were cancelled due to both runways being closed.

Passengers this week are now reporting baggage waits of up to seven hours due to a knock on affect from the heavy snowfall.

Flooding in London caused by a burst water main after temperatures rose this week

Flooding in London caused by a burst water main after temperatures rose this weekCrédit: Pennsylvanie
Travel chaos as train services were cancelled due to snow and ice across the UK

Travel chaos as train services were cancelled due to snow and ice across the UKCrédit: Pierre Gary