SCHOOLS in parts of Scotland have been affected by snow and ice for a fifth day.

Yellow alerts for snow and ice remain in effect across Scotland on Friday, with the Met Office warning wintry showers could bring disruption to transport and travel.

A warning covering northern Scotland has been extended east into the Grampian region and across the Northern Isles.

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The warning is in place until 3pm on Friday, while a similar alert across Scotland’s south, including Glasgow and Edinburgh, expires at 12pm.

What schools are closed today?

All schools in Shetland remain closed after almost a week of heavy snowfall, along with more than 60 schools in Aberdeenshire and almost 20 in Moray.

Highland Council have closed more than 200 schools including Ullapool High School, Dingwall Academy, Inverness' Charleston Academy and Inverness Royal Academy.

Some pupils in the north east are to start the school day later than usual.

Overnight temperatures in Scotland again fell below freezing, with data indicating that the mercury dipped to minus 10C in Eskdalemuir, Dumfries and Galloway, at around 8pm on Thursday.

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However, the mercury climbed upward in the region from then on, with the same village sitting at minus 1C at 5am on Friday, as per preliminary Met Office data.

A new amber weather warning is also in place this weekend as Storm Isha is forecasted to hit Scotland.

Most of the south, including cities like Glasgow and Edinburgh, will see major disruption and potential "danger to life".

The alert, which will also affect Tayside and Fife, will be in place from Sunday, January 21 from 6pm until 9am on Monday, January 22.