The Met Office has issued a new weather alert for ice across much of Scotland this week with injuries from slips and falls likely to occur.

The yellow warning will be in place from 12am tomorrow (Tuesday, February, 6) until around 9am.

The alert will affect much of Northern Scotland including places like the Highlands, Orkney and Shetland as well as the Outer Hebrides.

This comes after a weather warning for rain was issued for parts of Western Scotland on Sunday and Monday morning.

This alert was recently extended and will now be in place until around 9pm. The impact of this has increased with flooding, and delayed or cancelled transport services likely.

What to expect from the Met Office weather warning for ice this week

The Met Office has warned that "some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths" could impact people's day-to-day lives in Scotland.

The meteorological organisation also warned of "some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces."

What is a yellow weather warning and how dangerous is it?

Yellow weather warnings are issued for a range of weather situations that are likely to cause some low-level impact (such as travel disruption) to a limited area.

Such weather warnings mean most people can continue with their day as normal.

Other yellow warnings are issued when extreme weather is capable of causing an impact on most but where the certainty of this is much lower.