Met Office warning of snow and ice for parts of Scotland

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Severe weather warning videos created in collaboration with RTÉ's Teresa Mannion and including advice for driving in snow and icy conditions are available on the RSA YouTube channel, RSAIreland. The weather is set to take a turn this week.

BRITAIN will be colder than Moscow as temperatures plunge to below zero on Monday night, with forecasters warning that ice and snow could cause travel chaos.

It comes on the day of the vernal equinox, March 20, which marks the beginning of spring for the Northern Hemisphere.

He said: "On Monday a deep low pressure centre drifted across the far north of the country bringing strong and gusty winds and has helped to drag cold air in from the Arctic".

The snow is due to hit mainly in the West of the country with hills, mountains and other high ground worst affected.

Snow, sleet and hail are also expected to pelt parts of Britain on Tuesday, with wintry showers forecast for Scotland, Wales and western England.

Temperatures will plummet, dropping below freezing in many parts and reaching as low as -4C in some places overnight.

On average, the United Kingdom experiences more days of snow falling in March than December, it added.

"Those living on Arran or Kintyre will remember the very bad snow that fell in late March 2013 which cut off villages and left thousands of homes without power". It should be fairly dry too after a wet evening in the capital today.