Scotland’s weather: Sleet, snow and hail to hit Scotland this weekend

Sleep, snow and hail is expected to fall in parts of Scotland this weekend. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Sleep, snow and hail is expected to fall in parts of Scotland this weekend. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

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FORECASTERS have warned Scots to brace themselves for a weekend of sleet, snow and hail.

Britain will see all seasons over the next two days with heavy snow, torrential rain and sunshine forecast in different places.

Parts of north west England and north Wales could see nearly a month’s rain fall in 36 hours.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of snow and ice for much of northern Scotland lasting from the early hours of Saturday until 11am on Sunday.

A yellow warning of persistent rain is in place for north Wales and north west England from midday on Saturday until midnight on Sunday, with up to 3.15ins (80mm) expected over the weekend.

Meanwhile the south of England could see temperatures climb as high as 14C on Sunday with sunny spells - although any fine weather is expected to be accompanied by gusty winds.

Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: “In Scotland it will be cold and we could see significant snowfall across the hills up to 20cm on the highest ground and there is another warning in place valid through until 11am on Sunday.

“The weather front is going be a big divide, with scope for brighter breaks in the south and temperatures into the low teens, as high as 14C in the South East on Sunday, but it’s quite a blustery picture.”

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