The Met Office has upgraded a previous yellow warning for snow and ice to an amber warning for snow and ice from 12pm on Thursday 1st March to 8am on Friday 2nd March.
The Met Office is monitoring the developing weather situation and Yellow means keep an eye on the latest forecast and be aware that the weather may change or worsen, leading to disruption of your plans in the next few days.
Frequent and heavy snow showers are expected on Thursday, accompanied by strong winds in the south.
Chief Superintendent Stewart Carle, head of road policing at Police Scotland, said: "The Met Office has now increased the weather warning to red, the first time this has occurred for snow storms".
Travel delays on the roads are expected along with some delays or cancellations to rail and air travel. Roads may become blocked by deep snow, with many stranded vehicles and passengers.
As the so-called "Beast from the East" hit Scotland on Tuesday, travel routes saw disruption caused by hard driving conditions while some areas had power cuts.
From Thursday, forecasters predict that another weather system, Storm Emma, will bring blizzards, gales and sleet as it meets the chilly "Beast from the East" later this week.
"Around 10 to 20 cm is likely to fall widely, with the potential for up to 30 to 50 cm over parts of Dartmoor, Exmoor and parts of southeast Wales".
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The outlook for Saturday to Monday remains similarly cold with sunny spells and further snow showers, however winds will gradually ease, with temperatures also very gradually rising to highs of 4C.
According to AccuWeather, there could be up 30cms (one foot) of snow in Limerick over the next 24 hours once the expected blizzard-like conditions hit.
Storm Emma, as named by the Portuguese Met service, is coming in from the south and is on collision course with the Beast from the East, looking set to drag more bitter weather to the United Kingdom on Friday.
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Transport Minister Humza Yousaf said people should avoid travel unless essential and warned the weather is due to worsen.
The extreme weather has also seen NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde cancel all non-essential operations and outpatient appointments on Thursday.
The Met Office said the highest temperature in the United Kingdom on Wednesday was 1.7C recorded in Katesbridge, County Down and the coldest in Braemar, Aberdeenshire at -5.3C.
Called the "Beast from the East" in the United Kingdom, the "Siberian Bear" in Holland, "Snow Cannon" in Sweden and "Moscow-Paris" in France, it has brought freezing temperatures and snow from Romania's Black Sea ports to Spain's Catalonia and France's Corsica and Biarritz.
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