Drivers warned of sleet and snow in southern Scotland

Drivers warned of more wintry weather over May Day holiday weekend
Drivers warned of more wintry weather over May Day holiday weekend
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THE bank holiday weekend is set to be blighted with more wintry conditions, the Met Office has warned.

Commuters are being told to expect hail, sleet and snow, particularly in southern parts of Scotland and high ground.

British Summer Time may have begun weeks ago, but the long weekend is expected to be bookended by blustery, wet and chilly weather, with a risk of gales in some areas on Sunday.

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Commuters in southern Scotland awoke on Friday to yellow warnings of snow, with up to 6in (15cm) predicted to fall over higher ground, while showers of rain and sleet are expected to hit lower levels.

Met Office forecaster Helen Roberts said: “The remnants of the system that is bringing snow across southern Scotland and England will be lingering into Friday evening.

“Mostly it will be rain showers and a wintry mix of snow, sleet and hail for the rest of the country.”

Hail was expected “just about anywhere” and warned of the risks it may pose to motorists.

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Ms Roberts added: “Later in the day we are most likely to see hail cause trouble on the roads if the ice builds up as conditions become slippery.”