The First Minister has voiced concern about the potential impact severe weather expected over the coming days could have on the Covid-19 vaccination programme.
Scots are being warned to expect disruption with snow and “challenging” weather conditions forecast for the coming days.
Parts of the UK could be blanketed with up to 30cm (11.8 inches) of snow this week, leaving drivers stranded, public transport disrupted and rural communities cut off for “several days”, forecasters have warned.
Parts of the north and north-east have seen the yellow weather warning for snow on Friday and Saturday upgraded to a more serious amber warning.
Police have advised drivers to avoid travelling on the A93 between Ballater and Banchory this morning, after several vehicles became stuck in heavy snow.
A yellow weather warning for snow covering almost the whole of Scotland has been issued for this weekend.
Parts of northern England have seen heavy snowfall overnight, with the Met Office warning rural communities are at risk of becoming cut off and widespread travel disruption is likely.
The Scottish Highlands, islands and north-east have been told to brace for wintry weather, with weather warnings covering parts of the region over the next few days.
Parts of England and Wales are braced for more wintry conditions, as a “messy mix” of weather warnings for snow, ice and rain remain in force.
The Met Office has issued a new weather warning for the north and north-east.
Large swathes of the UK will see heavy snow in the coming days, with forecasters warning of dangerous icy conditions.
Commuters are being warned of significant travel disruption as snowfall pushes north.
Up to seven inches (20cm) of snow is set to fall across parts of the UK in the coming days, along with a band of heavy rain which could lead to flooding, forecasters have said.
Rain and snow are expected over parts of Britain early on Tuesday, forecasters said.
Almost seven inches of snow fell across parts of the UK overnight as forecasters warn of more wet and windy weather in the coming days.
Potential travel disruption after weather warning for snow and ice issued across north and north-east
Commuters are being warned of potential travel disruption this morning with snow and ice expected for the region.
Monday is set to start cold and bright across most of the UK, but forecasters have warned milder weather and the risk of flooding are just around the corner.
Conditions are set to become more hazardous going into the final week of January as the Met Office gets ready to put in place five new weather warnings for snow and ice.
The Met Office is urging people to be prepared for more scattered snow showers and icy conditions this weekend.
People are being urged to heed flood warnings into the weekend, with the Environment Secretary warning of the possibility of more “challenges” in parts of England due to wet weather next week.
Residents in parts of England are being urged to prepare for further flooding into the weekend in the wake of Storm Christoph.
Parts of the north-east have been submerged in floodwater as Storm Christoph brought wet and windy conditions to the region.
The Met Office has issued further weather warnings for the north and north-east with disruption to stretch into Friday.
Motorists are facing difficult driving conditions as Storm Christoph brings heavy snow and rain.
Snow gates on the A939 Nairn to Ballater road have been closed this morning as adverse weather sets in.
Weather warnings have been upgraded as Storm Christoph threatens to bring challenging conditions to some parts of the country.
Scots are being urged to travel with caution as Storm Christoph brings challenging weather conditions to some parts of the country.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather alert for heavy snow and high winds for the north-east on Thursday.
A major incident has been declared in South Yorkshire as Storm Christoph is set to bring widespread flooding, gales and snow to parts of the UK.
Severe weather set to batter the UK this week through Storm Christoph could bring significant flooding across some areas, as the Environment Agency described it as a “volatile situation”.