Yellow weather in warning in place as snow hits Angus

A warning for snow will remain in place for Angus until 6pm today as Storm Eunice sweeps across the country.

By
Mark Dowie
Friday, 18th February 2022, 10:01am
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The Met Office yellow warning warning covers most of Angus and there is also a warning for blustery winds developing.

Schools across the county will be closed all day due to falls of snow: Brechin High School, Forfar Academy, Webster's High School, Aberlemno Primary School, Airlie Primary School, Andover Primary School, Auchterhouse Primary School, Birkhill Primary School, Cortachy Primary School, Eassie Primary School, Edzell Primary School, Glamis Primary School, Isla Primary School, Langlands Primary School, Letham Primary School, Maisondieu Primary School, Northmuir Primary School, Southmuir Primary School, Stracathro Primary School, Strathmartine Primary School, Strathmore Primary School, Tannadice Primary School, Tealing Primary School and Whitehills Primary School.

Coastal areas will have a mixture of rain and sleet with lower levels inland seeing a couple of centimetres of snow. Above 200, around 5cm -10cm is expected with significantly higher falls over hills, with 10cm- 20cm forecast above 300m.

Strong winds occurring at the same time may lead to very poor visibility, blizzard conditions and drifting of lying snow.

Some possible disruption to travel, mobile signal and power is expected. All ScotRail services stopped at 4pm on Wednesday after the Met Office issued an amber warning for wind. However, there are no plans to close the network in Scotland for Storm Eunice.

The operator has said that services on Friday morning were "running very well" with 90% of trains running on time.

In contrast, millions of people in the south of England and Wales have been told to stay at home as Storm Eunice is expected to be one of the worst storms in decades.

A red warning - meaning there is a danger to life from flying debris - covers London, as well as much of the south coast, and south-east and east of England.

An Angus Council spokesperson said: “This weather is not unusual for this time of year, and we are well prepared. However, please use your common sense and make only essential journeys if conditions are bad and keep watching for updates as things can deteriorate very quickly.

"Looking further ahead we are forecast for a better day on Saturday, turning more unsettled on Sunday with the wind increasing during the day. This will start in the early evening with peak being in the early hours of Monday morning. Please keep an eye on family, friends and neighbours who may struggle in these conditions.”

The council’s gritting schedule can be found at https://orlo.uk/Gritting_Schedule_Qp3P1 and further weather warnings over the weekend canbe found on https://orlo.uk/Met_Office_maABD.

Elsewhere in Scotland, snow is falling heavily in areas of the Borders, Aberdeenshire, Moray, the Highlands and central Scotland.

The Scottish government has also urged people to exercise caution and follow the latest travel advice.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney is to chair the Scottish government's resilience room meeting last night in response to Storms Dudley and Eunice.

He said: “The Scottish government's resilience committee will continue to monitor the situation.

"We remain in close contact with local authorities and emergency and essential services to ensure people in the affected areas receive the latest information, advice and support where needed."

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