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Predicted snow showers across Scotland lighter than expected

A82 at Altnafeadh Image copyright Traffic Scotland
Image caption A wintry scene on the A82 at Altnafeadh but snowfall has been less than predicted

Snow showers forecast for much of Scotland overnight were much lighter than than expected.

Forecasters said the central belt was largely unaffected while most areas in the south saw only a dusting of snow.

A Met Office yellow "be aware" warning of snow and ice was in force until 11:00 on Wednesday.

The snow had been expected to cause problems during the morning commute but in the event little disruption was reported.

Traffic Scotland said 188 gritters had been out overnight.

Drivers were urged to be aware of snow on some routes including the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful, some parts of the A9 at Drumochter and the A85 at Glen Ogle in Stirling.

Image caption A light dusting of snow in Dunblane

The latest dip in temperatures comes at end the wettest winter recorded in Scotland since records began in 1910.

Met Office statistics show that an average of 760mm of rain fell across the country in December, January and February.

December was the wettest month recorded while January and February saw much higher rainfalls than normal. Argyll was the wettest area.

It had 1,055.7mm of rain over the three months.

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