Once again, ice will be a hazard in places through this period.
This will happen as heavy showers of rain, hail, sleet & snow alternate with clearer periods, allowing temperatures to dip sharply. Through the rest of Thursday daytime, ice and snow will be mostly found over higher ground but with possible local accumulations of snow at lower levels from more prolonged showers affecting the central belt of Scotland, along with Dumfries & Galloway and Borders.
As a consequence, icy stretches are likely on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths with some slippery surfaces likely. There may also be travel disruption from ice or snow in some places, most likely across parts of Scotland and higher ground elsewhere.
The warning across Northern Ireland has been trimmed southwards, reflecting the more marginal situation there.
Cold, showery weather remains across the UK for the rest of the week. Ice will be the most widespread hazard, especially overnight and particularly on untreated surfaces, or where heavy showers wash grit or salt off roads. Most of the snow accumulations will occur above 150 m where 2-6 cm is likely in places. However, 1-2 cm is possible at low levels very locally where heavier wintry showers occur.The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/