Warnings of more wild weather to come

Above: photo by David Charlesworth. Below: stormy weather brings down trees across the southside. Bottom: Lotte enjoys an early morning walk in the snow.
Above: photo by David Charlesworth. Below: stormy weather brings down trees across the southside. Bottom: Lotte enjoys an early morning walk in the snow.

It’s been a week of wild weather for Scotland — and forecasters say there’s more to come as temperatures take a dip.

Hurricane-force winds battered the country last week and left Glasgow commuters stranded on Friday morning as ScotRail suspended all services to check the lines.

While the city was spared gusts of 113 miles per hour recorded in Stornoway, the storm brought down trees — including one in Queen’s Park, pictured, which led to the area being cordoned off — and caused damage to buildings across the southside.

By Tuesday evening, temperatures had fallen and the forecast was for snow — and while there was little left lying in the city, parts of East Renfrewshire were blanketed on Wednesday morning.

Twitter follower @anandashivagirl tweeted The Extra a picture of her dog, Lotte, having a grand time in the snow at Cathcart Castle Golf Course.

The weather may continue to cause disruption into the weekend, with forecasters predicting more snow on Friday, as well as a yellow Met Office warning for wind, rain and resulting ice yesterday and into today (Thursday).

The Met Office said: “A band of heavy rain, preceded briefly by snow, will reach central Scotland through the evening.

“The public should be aware that the heavy rain, combined with the thaw of lying snow, will bring a risk of localised flooding.

“Outbreaks of rain will clear away early on Thursday morning. Skies will clear, allowing temperatures to fall, leading to icy stretches on untreated roads and pavements.

“The public should be aware of the potential for tricky travel conditions.”

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