A YELLOW weather warning for snow and ice across Ayrshire has been issued by the Met Office.

The government's weather service says hat frequent sleet and snow showers may lead to some difficult driving conditions and disruption to travel on the morning of Friday, January 7.

Frequent wintry showers arriving from the west overnight Thursday into Friday are likely to lead to a fresh covering of snow for areas above 200 metres, and could possibly be as much as 10cm over highest ground where showers are most frequent.

Falling snow below this level may cause some temporary slushy accumulations which then may freeze and cause dangerous, icy patches where skies remain clear for long enough.

These showers will turn increasingly to rain and sleet at lower levels through Friday morning, before steadily easing from the west through the afternoon ahead of an area of rain and milder conditions.

The yellow 'be aware' warning is in place from midnight until 10am on Friday, January 7.

For more information visit metoffice.gov.uk/weather.