Ayrshire residents have been told to brace themselves for disruption amid a Met Office weather forecast for the region and other parts of Scotland. 

The national weather service has warned of ice from tomorrow (Wednesday, December 7) caused by a brisk northerly wind from the Arctic.

The ice is likely to cause some injuries through slips and falls, pose a danger to road users through icy patches, and potentially increase journey times.

The yellow weather warning is set to last from 4 pm tomorrow to 12 pm on Friday.

The temperature will feel as if it is between -5C and 0C until Monday.

Here is where the weather warning covers and what to expect:

What to expect from the Met Office weather forecast?   

Today (December 7)

  • There is a low chance of rain at under 5%.
  • Temperatures will be around 2C and 3C but will feel between -1C and 0C.

Thursday (December 8)

  • A yellow weather warning is in place and will see temperatures reach lows of -5C and highs of 0C in the afternoon.

Friday (December 9)

  • The yellow weather warning is also in place for Friday with temperatures feeling as though they are -2C in the morning.

The weekend

  • There is no yellow weather warning for Saturday and Sunday but temperatures will still reach lows of -3C.
  • There are to be a few Sunny spells on Saturday afternoon but fog will also occur throughout Saturday and Sunday morning.

The BBC weather forecast for Ayrshire

The BBC has predicted a similarly cold week, with ice expected to cause travel delays and injury.

The rest of the week will experience foggy conditions as well as sub-zero temperatures.