THE Met Office has issued a yellow alert weather warning for snow and ice in the Cardigan area on Friday and Saturday.

The alert, which runs from early on Friday morning until 6pm on Saturday, says: “Snow showers are expected to become increasingly frequent over northern Scotland late on Thursday and are expected across many other parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and western England on Friday.

“Two to five centimetre of snow is likely for some, with 10-20cm possible over high ground, mainly Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. Icy surfaces are also likely to be an additional hazard, especially overnight.

“The heaviest and most frequent of the snow showers will progressively become confined to northeast Scotland during Saturday.

“Roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and for train services. Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.“