Warning as temperatures set to plummet

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Tayside Police are urging anyone out on the region’s roads on Tuesday (tonight) to take the utmost care as clear skies and strong north-easterly winds will lead to freezing temperatures and potentially difficult driving conditions.

In general, skies will continue to clear following the wave of snow and sleet that swept through Tayside, although there will still be localised flurries.

This will lead to sub zero temperatures of around -2 to -3 degrees celsius in urban areas and around -7 in the higher rural parts.

Following an Amber warning for snow in the preceding 24-hours, the Met Office has issued a Yellow (Be Aware) warning for ice, with mention of snow showers.

This is likely to affect the Tayside area, and many other parts of Scotland, overnight and into tomorrow morning.

From Wednesday onwards, temperatures are forecast to recover to what is normally expected at this time of year.

Tayside Police would urge all motorists to alter their driving according to the conditions around them and drive with the utmost care.

For more information regards the weather conditions go to the Met Office website – www.metoffice.gov.uk

People should also be aware of local television and radio bulletins for the latest weather and travel information and details on any issues affecting council and trunk roads can be found at http://trafficscotland.org.

Local authority websites carry useful information in relation to various services and people should also log on to the Safer Scotland Ready For Winter? website on www.readyscotland.org for more valuable information.