Scots will to wake up to treacherous icy conditions tomorrow as freezing temperatures are set to spark a massive freeze overnight.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice across large parts of Scotland for Friday, with some areas expecting heavy rainfall and blizzards as gusts from Storm Christoph travel up north.

Showers on Thursday night will leave surfaces wet - causing ice to form- as temperatures fall below freezing as the country braces for another chilly night.

Central, Tayside & Fife, Grampian and parts of the Highlands will see the worst of the conditions as heavy snow and blizzards are expected on Thursday night through until Friday morning.

Dangerous icy conditions are to hit South west Scotland, Lothian Borders, Highlands & Eilean Siar and Strathclyde as people are urged to take care when out and about to avoid slips and falls.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice

The northeast of Scotland, Orkney and parts of the Highlands will be battered with heavy rain from Storm Christoph with as much as with gusts of 60 mph along the coast posing an additional hazard.

Drivers are expected to take extra care on roads as the weather is set to cause chaos for commuters on essential journeys.

Public transport services could be impacted and rural communities are expected to be cut off as a result of the conditions.

A forecast from the Met Office reads: "Further showers on Thursday night will leave surfaces wet. As ground temperatures fall below freezing, ice is likely to form in places.

"Spells of snow will continue for the rest of Thursday and through Friday morning. Snow will be heavy at times, especially above 200 m, with the heaviest snow occurring east of the Great Glen.

"Snow accumulations of a few cms are possible at low-levels whilst 10-20 cm snow is likely above around 200 m. Icy stretches will be an additional hazard in places on Friday morning.

"In addition, strong winds will develop on Thursday, leading to blizzard conditions at times over higher ground, and icing on infrastructure, such as power lines. Winds will become less strong during Friday morning."

It comes after Scotland woke up to a winter wonderland in some parts of the country as heavy snow showers descended on the country last night.

Officials declared a major incident in some parts of the north of England yesterday amid fears of flash flooding.