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Scotland braced for ‘worst snow in years’ from Siberia

Some of the worst snowfall in years is expected to hit parts of Scotland later this week.The wintry conditions from Siberia will affect the north and east of the country from Monday night.Weather warnings have been issued, with up to 20cm of snow in higher areas.On Thursday, there could be as much as 15cm of snow in some parts of Aberdeenshire, Angus, Fife, Dundee, Edinburgh, the Lothians and the Borders with the possibility of more than 30cm in some spots.

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STV weather presenter Sean Batty said: “Some parts of the UK are in for a very disruptive spell of wintry weather this week and possibly historic."It’s likely the wintry conditions will be the worst that some areas have experienced for many years."People should not dismiss this as just another standard cold snap. This could be quite different to the wintry spells we’ve seen for a while."There will be some light snow showers in the east on Monday, but these will become heavier and more frequent from Tuesday."In the north and east, heavy snow showers on Tuesday and Wednesday could lead to between 5 and 10cm of snow and up to 20cm in slightly higher areas. The occasional strong winds in these areas will also lead to blizzards."

‘It’s likely the wintry conditions will be the worst that some areas have experienced for many years.’
STV weather presenter Sean Batty

Temperatures are expected to drop as low as -5C in some areas and even plummet to -20C on mountain tops.Sean said: "Over the last few days very cold air has been moving west out of Siberia across Russia and into the continent. The very cold air reaches Scotland on Monday night along with snow. This air will be the coldest to sweep the country for many years with a significant wind chill at times, especially in the east. "There is likely to be a significant wind chill, which will make it feel an awful lot colder, especially since the air coming from Russia is very dry with a low dew point."The significant wind chill could be dangerous to Farmers’ livestock, especially from midweek onwards."The strongest winds will come and go, but will especially affect the likes of Moray, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Fife, East Lothian and the Borders."

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Major travel disruption is expected throughout the week as well as power cuts.Sean continued: "This week you should be prepared for travel disruption to rail, road and air, with the highest risk of this in the east."There’s a possibility of power cuts and for some rural areas to become cut off by snow."Anyone thinking of venturing into the hills this week, should stay tuned for the very latest forecasts."Conditions on the mountains will be very dangerous, especially from midweek with the very low temperatures, the wind chill and blizzards leading to life-threatening conditions."Normally in recent cold spells I’ve been able to give you a mild end to the story, but currently there’s no sign of a let up in the wintry weather for the foreseeable."This wintry weather could last well into March for us in Scotland."

Freezing temperatures to hit UK amid weather warnings

Rodgers delighted with Celtic recovery after Euro exit

Brendan Rodgers hailed Celtic’s 2-0 win over Aberdeen as “brilliant" given it came less than 72 hours after their Europa League exit in Russia.Goals from Moussa Dembele and Kieran Tierney gave the Premiership leaders all three points as both sides finished with ten men.Mikael Lustig was sent off for two yellow cards as Celtic led 1-0 before Aberdeen’s debutant Sam Cosgrove was shown a straight red shortly after Tierney’s goal.Dembele opened the scoring when he headed James Forrest’s cross home from point-blank range in the 37th minute.Tierney then finished from Demele’s pass in the 83rd minute as Celtic sealed the points on the counter attack.Celtic manager Rodgers told the BBC: "It was a brilliant win for us 72 hours after the game in Russia at, arguably, one the most difficult places to come."I thought we had good control in first half, passed the ball well on a difficult surface. We scored an excellent goal and had one or two other chances. Their goalie made a couple of good saves."Second half, we managed the game well, especially when we went down to ten."We showed great speed and quality on the counter-attack for the second then saw the game out with a clean sheet."

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Man murdered in ‘violent and targeted’ attack in flat

A man has been murdered in a flat near Ibrox stadium.James Watt was found dead on Copland Quadrant in Glasgow at 10.20pm on Friday.The 40-year-old’s death is being treated as murder.Chief inspector Suzie Chow said: “James has been the victim of a violent, and what we believe to be targeted attack and as such it is vital that we trace the person or people responsible."It is only by speaking to people who knew James, or knew of James, that we can begin to piece together his movements in the lead up to his death."Officers want to speak to a man who was with Mr Watt on Brighton Place at 1pm on Friday.He is white, 5ft 8/9in, between 25 and 34 years old. The man was clean shaven and had short, dirty fair hair.Inspector Chow added: "We know that James was seen around 1 pm on Brighton Place in Glasgow on the day he died so we are trying to gather information about his movements from then up until he was found around 10.20 pm that evening."He was wearing a pringle-style long-sleeved jumper which was light blue or grey in colour with diamonds on the front and dark coloured trousers. "We would encourage this man to come forward as he may have information that can help us in the investigation."Anyone with information is asked to contact 101.

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Five vehicles involved in two crashes on stretch of A90

Five vehicles have been involved in two crashes on a stretch of the A90.The first collision, involving three vehicles, happened on the busy route at the Brechin turnoff in Angus on Sunday afternoon.Officers were then alerted to another smash involving two cars just three miles away heading northbound at the Brechin Castle turnoff.A stretch of the A90 has been shut to allow for the vehicles to be recovered.No one is thought to have been seriously injured.Drivers have been warned to expect delays in the area.