HOGMANAY revellers are being warned to wrap up - with temperatures expected to plummet to -7C on the big night.
But weather experts say there will be none of the rain or wind which cancelled celebrations across Scotland in 2006.
However, freezing fog could prove hazardous for drivers.
Weatherman Barry Gromett said it would be cold but dry in the west of Scotland tomorrow night. He added: "It will certainly be below zero - a minimum of -3C in the city centre and as low as -7C in the suburbs."
New Year's Day will remain cold but there could be some sunshine.
Mr Gromett added: "It should be bright and cold with maximum temperatures of 1 or 2C."
Police and health bosses have urged people going out on Hogmanay - as well as those staying at home - to take extra care in light of the freezing weather forecast.
A spokeswoman for Strathclyde Police said: "We would advise people to take into account the weather and allow extra time for their journey as well as exercising caution when driving in adverse conditions."
Dr Linda de Caestecker, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde's Director of Public Health, said: "It's very important for older people in particular to make sure they take precautions to stay warm.
"I would encourage older people to dress warmly and eat at least one hot meal a day with plenty of hot drinks.
"They should try to make sure that their homes are warm throughout. Heating one room may seem more economical, but going from a warm room into a cold one can heighten the risk of cardiovascular problems.
"Anyone going out to celebrate the New Year should also make sure they dress warmly and think about how much alcohol they are drinking.
"These steps will hopefully result in a healthy and happy start to 2009."
The tips on keeping warm came as health chiefs also warned that drinking more alcohol than usual could lower inhibitions and cause "uncharacteristic" behaviour, such as unprotected sex.
Nicky Coia, Principal Health Improvement Officer with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said: "Nothing spoils a time of celebration more than a sexually transmitted infection."
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