Snow and wind warning issued for Shire

Hazardous winter driving conditions in ice and snow
Hazardous winter driving conditions in ice and snow

The Met Office has issued an amber warning for wind and snow across Aberdeenshire today.

The warning asks people to “be prepared” and stands until 10 pm tonight.

The warning states: “Frequent snow showers, heavy at times, continuing through Saturday with some more prolonged spells of snow likely at times.”

It continues: “In addition, gusts of 50-60 mph are likely at times, occasionally 70 mph across the far north and west of the amber area and over mountains.”