Scotland’s weather: Nation braced for more snowfall

Families made the most of the snow with sledges at the Royal Observatory, Calton Hill in Edinburgh yesterday ' more is forecast for this week. Picture: Toby Williams

Families made the most of the snow with sledges at the Royal Observatory, Calton Hill in Edinburgh yesterday ' more is forecast for this week. Picture: Toby Williams

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Scots are being warned to brace themselves for more Arctic conditions after a ­corridor of snow swept across parts of the UK, bringing the first fall of the season to some areas.

Forecasters have warned that more snow and icy ­conditions are expected overnight and into today.

Yellow severe weather warnings are in place across the country and motorists are being warned to take extra care.

The Met Office said around 3cm of snow could be expected in many places, reaching up to 8cm in the hills. Temperatures will also remain low, dropping to -7C around Aviemore. The weekend’s big freeze saw ­temperatures plummet to nearly -12C in northerly parts, with -11.8C recorded at ­Kinbrace in Sutherland.

Other rural villages saw lows of -10C for the second night in a row. The deepest snowfall was in Dumfries and Galloway, with 15cm lying around the ­village of Eskdalemuir ­yesterday.

The latest dump of fresh snow has been ­welcomed by skiers, sledgers and snowboarders, with ­people turning out in droves to take advantage of the conditions.

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