Scotland issues ‘Thundersnow warning’ due to worse weather conditions


Scotland has woken up to witness blizzard-like conditions this morning i.e. on 24 February as a Met Office warning for snow and lightning remains in effect. Another ‘danger to life’ alert is in place throughout Thursday for many regions of Scotland, and the Met Office have forecast power cuts and serious travel disruption.

The warning has been in place since 5 pm on Wednesday and will last until 8 pm tonight, and the combination of high winds and snowfall and frequent lightning could result in “thundersnow” in many places.


The Met Office has updated their forecast and added a warning for ice, extending from 8 pm on Thursday until 9:30 am on Friday.

Clear skies after heavy snowfall and cold temperatures will cause a big freeze, and icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths could lead to an increased chance of accidents and injuries.

A slight chance of injuries and danger to life from lightning strikes remains, and some rural communities could face significant power outages and become ‘cut off’.

Travel disruption is also expected, with the Met Office predicting rail, air and ferry services to be significantly disrupted and possibly cancelled.

A Met Office spokesperson said: “Temperatures across Scotland and Northern Ireland are expected to drop sharply following a squally band of rain on Wednesday, with frequent heavy and blustery snow showers arriving from the Atlantic.

“Away from immediate west-facing coasts, 1 to 3 cm, and in places, 3 to 7 cm of snow is likely to build up even at low levels, whereas on higher ground, some areas could see 10 to 20 cm building up by Thursday morning.


As the warning winds down, snow is expected to turn to rain and sleet on Friday evening.

The high winds and heavy snow have been causing travel disruption across the country this morning, with heavy traffic building up on motorways and some bridges being temporarily closed. The Erskine Bridge was temporarily shut due to the high winds but has since been re-opened.

Share post:



More like this

UK: MP Michael Ellis hosts Q&A Session at Headlands School, Thorplands Academy, expresses gratitude

British Conservative Party Politician and Member of Parliament for Northampton, North, hosted Q&A Session with Pupils Prepped by Laura Kuenssberg at both Headlands School and at Thorplands Academy, who had previously attended a seminar with the senior BBC journalist Laura Kuenssberg discussing how to interview political figures.

Vision Coaching to host Ayrshire Summer Camp 2023 for kids aged 5-14

Vision Coaching's Ayrshire Summer Camp 2023 is set to provide an exciting and educational experience for children aged 5 to 14. Running from Monday, July 3rd, 2023, to Friday, August 11th, 2023, at the Cambusdoon Sports Club, this multi-sports camp guarantees high-quality activities and instruction.

UK: MP Robert Largan Opposes Asylum Dispersal Center Plan for Buxton

Britsh Conservative Party Politician and Member of Parliament for High Peak in the United Kingdom, Robert Largan, shared the news of discussions that are being made between the University of Derby and High Peak Labour Council for converting the High Peak Halls in Buxtton into a large-scale Asylum Dispersal Centre.

Dominica: Minister Melissa Skerrit inspires National Assessment Champions students for exams

The Housing Minister of Dominica, Melissa Skerrit, visited the students from her National Assessment Champions class who will be sitting exams to give a pep talk and provide supplies required for the exams along with a few treats. Minister Skerrit encouraged students and wished them luck for their upcoming exams.