Glasgow is being urged to brace for three days of heavy hail, snow showers, ice and near-freezing temperatures as the Met Office extends its weather warning.

As previously reported by the Evening Times, much of Scotland is set to be affected by Arctic conditions this week.

A yellow warning has been updated from the one issued on Friday and is now in effect from 6pm on Monday until 11am on Wednesday.

In particular, the weather service is warning commuters and residents in and around the city about delays to travel, public transport, possible power cuts and slips and falls due to ice.

The weather service said: “Frequent and heavy hail and snow showers are likely to affect many parts of Scotland from Monday evening, continuing for much of the day on Tuesday.

“Travel delays on roads are possible, with a small chance of cancellations to public transport.

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“There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected.

“In addition, some roads and pavements may become icy, increasing the chance of injuries from slips and falls.

“This warning has been updated to extend its validity time into Wednesday.”

Road maintenance service Scotland TranServ has also issued motorists with a “winter driving checklist” featuring essentials all drivers should have with them while out on the roads this week.

Met Office forecaster Matt Box said: “A cold front will come down on Monday and it will herald the arrival of polar maritime air mass across the UK and, that being a cold air mass, temperatures are going to feel a lot colder.

“It is also going to be accompanied by some cold winds as well, gale-force winds at time across the south, mainly coastal sites and exposed hills.

“There are going to be some blustery snow showers moving in from the west and bringing snow across Scotland at first.”