Winter roads update

Winter Action Plan for Monday 25 January 2021

Short term forecast

Mostly dry today with sunny spells and patchy cloud. However, showers may push eastwards in the afternoon, these wintry in nature. Breezy.


Clear spells at first tonight, but it will tend to cloud over later on in the night with showers arriving from the west, wintry on the hills.


Following a cloudy but dry start tomorrow, rain, and sleet and snow over the hills will spread in from the south-west. The rain, sleet and snow will fizzle out in the evening. Cold with a gentle wind.


Road conditions:

Tonight, cloud and an area of precipitation is likely to move in from the west. This will bring outbreaks of rain to the isles and to western coasts, but sleet is likely for inland easternmost most parts of the county, with snow above 100m. This could be falling on Road Surface Temperatures (RSTs) below zero (no supercooled freezing rain is expected). Low confidence on the extent of this precipitation, and therefore low confidence on any snow accumulations. A more extensive band of precipitation will move in later tomorrow morning, mainly bringing rain in the late morning, but with snow above 100m heading into tomorrow afternoon.


Action in all domains this afternoon except Kintyre and Bute.  In low level routes residual salt should be sufficient.  Treatment tomorrow morning on all P1s.  Treatment tomorrow morning on P2 high routes in Cowal, Lorn East and Lorn West.  Refer to Daily Action Plan for further detail.