Scotland to be '˜colder than Russia' this weekend

SCOTLAND could be colder than Russia this weekend - despite the country registering temperatures warmer than Barcelona and Rome earlier this week.

Scots could be feeling the cold this weekend - just days after temperatures in the high twenties. Picture: Robert Perry
Scots could be feeling the cold this weekend - just days after temperatures in the high twenties. Picture: Robert Perry

Parts of the country are set for temperatures below 13C on Sunday which, according to forecasters, will be colder than St Petersburg.

The lower temperatures come less than a week after the Isle of Skye experienced its warmest May temperature on record.

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But forecasters are warning that parts of northern England could see frost over the weekend as temperatures plummet.

St Petersburg. Parts of Scotland will be colder than Russia's second largest city this weekend. Picture: Contributed

The drop of up to 10C will see parts of the country experience low-to-mid-teens, colder than St Petersburg, which is due to see highs of 21C over the weekend.

Looking ahead to weekend, a Met Office spokesperson said: “Across most of the country temperatures will be around the 11C to 14C mark, with London a little warmer up to 15C.

“It will be pleasant for most people when the sun is out but it will be colder than it was last weekend.”

St Petersburg. Parts of Scotland will be colder than Russia's second largest city this weekend. Picture: Contributed

“The sun should be there for most people, but there will be showers around in isolated areas, most likely in the north and the east of the UK.

“There will be some sun around the west and south west and there will be clouds around at times for most people.

“For Sunday it will be mostly dry and temperatures will be similar to Friday and Saturday, with highs of 16C in the south and around 13C in the north and a bit lower in Scotland.

“There is a potential for some overnight frost in the rural spots in the north for Sunday morning.

“Temperatures will be mainly at around average for the time of year or just a bit below.”

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