NEW weather warnings for snow, rain and wind have been issued for much of central and northern Scotland this week.

The meteorological organisation released three yellow alerts for Friday and Saturday, seeing possible travel disruption and "danger to life" over the coming days.

The weather warning for snow will affect much of Grampian and the Highlands from around 3am on Friday, April 5 until 9am that same day.

The rain warning will affect Glasgow and most of the Central Belt from around 2am on Friday until 9am.

The warning for wind, which forms part of Storm Kathleen, will last between the hours of 8am and 10pm on Saturday, April 6.

What has the Met Office said about the snow, wind and rain warnings for Scotland this week?

Here is what the Met Office has said about the snow, rain and wind weather warnings affecting Scotland this week.

Yellow weather warning for snow (Friday, April 5)

  • Some roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services

Yellow weather warning for rain (Friday, April 5)

  • There is a chance of flooding to a few homes and businesses
  • Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer
  • Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer

Yellow weather warning for wind (Saturday, April 6)

  • There is a small chance of longer, or even cancelled journeys, as road, rail, air and ferry services are affected
  • There is a small chance that some roads and bridges could close or impose restrictions
  • There is a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • There is a small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties

These weather warnings are subject to change and may alter ahead of Friday and Saturday.