Easter Weekend weather: Parts of Scotland to see snow as Met Office issues yellow weather warning

The Met Office has issued a heavy snow warning for parts of Scotland over the Easter weekend as temperatures continue to drop.

The colder weather coincides with the easing of coronavirus restrictions across the country and Police Scotland have urged people to continue to respect the rules.

Parts of Scotland including Fife, Strathclyde and Highlands are due to see gale-force winds and snow showers that could cause travel disruption.

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There could be as much as 15cm of snow in higher areas and temperatures may drop as low as minus 5C (23F) on Easter Monday morning.

The Met Office’s yellow warnings are in place from 6pm on Sunday until midnight on Monday.

It comes as the stay-at-home order was lifted across Scotland on Friday, allowing people to travel locally for non-essential purposes.

Craig Snell, forecaster for the Met Office, said: “After a taste of summer for a lot of the UK we will see things turn much colder as we go through the second half of the Easter weekend.

“A lot of the UK will be prone to seeing some wintry showers as we go through the course of Monday but northern Scotland is where we’ll see the heaviest and most frequent snow.

Parts of Scotland will see snow over the Easter weekend, according to the Met Office.

“That’s where there’s most concern that we might see some disruption.”

Mr Snell said although it was not unusual to see snow at this time of year, it would be a “shock to the system” for many, following the almost record-breaking March temperatures felt earlier in the week.

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