SIGNIFICANT travel disruption is likely to occur later on this week due to heavy snowfall and it has resulted in another yellow weather warning being issued by the Met Office, the second one today (Monday).

It begins at 5am on Wednesday and runs until 9pm on Thursday, covering the vast majority of mainland Scotland and the north of England.

Most of East Lothian is covered, with only the most eastern parts of the county, from Dunbar and those south-east to the Borders, not falling under this warning.

There is a chance of a period of heavy snowfall which is likely to cause major disruption across all of the travel networks.

It will come in the form of rain that will push north-eastwards and is increasingly expected to fall as snow as it encounters colder air.

Heavier snowfall is more likely above 150 metres, with as much as 15 centimetres expected to fall, with as much as double that in some areas.

At lower levels, no more than five centimetres is forecast but there remains a possibility that milder air may make more inroads, with snow turning back to rain more widely.

Delays are likely on roads and railways, with the potential for some vehicles and passengers to become stranded.

The warning also includes the chance for some rural communities, particularly those at higher levels, to become cut off.

Power cuts may occur and other services such as mobile phone coverage may also be affected.