Snow and ice are expected to hit Scotland with hazardous conditions and freezing temperatures this week.

The Met Office has released yellow weather warnings for the north of Scotland and the east coast, including Edinburgh.

Some areas are expected to see up to 5cm of snow as the weather warnings start from 5pm on Tuesday (November 28) and continue up to Friday (December 1). 

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On Wednesday (November 29), a yellow weather warning is in place covering the north and most of the east coast including Edinburgh and Dundee.  It runs from 5pm on Wednesday until 11am on Thursday (November 30). 

Another yellow weather warning is now also in place for Thursday afternoon at 5pm until Friday morning at 11am (December 1). 

The Met Office has warned of ice and snow causing hazardous conditions, which could lead to injuries from falls, icy patches on roads and pavements, and roads and railways likely to be affected - with travellers expected to face longer journey times. 

The national weather service said: “Wintry showers will lead to ice forming on untreated surfaces during Tuesday evening and overnight into Wednesday morning.

“Snow will begin to accumulate, especially away from windward coasts, with 1-3cm possible. Higher routes of north-east Scotland may see up to 5cm of snow accumulate.”

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Temperatures across Scotland could reach below zero this week as the cold weather settles in. 

Inverness is expected to plummet to -1°C at around 7am on Wednesday morning, while Aberdeen temperatures are set to sink to between zero and four degrees.