Scottish Weather: Watch as ‘Arctic blast’ from North brings snow to Scotland

Footage taken by an amateur weather forecaster shows snow falling in Scotland amid an ‘Arctic blast’ of cold air.

Chris Booth filmed the sprinkling of snow in Braemar at around 8:30pm on Wednesday evening.

The Aberdeenshire village is no stranger to cold weather, making headlines in February this year after being buried in a record-breaking 70cm of snow.

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Mr Booth, who lives in Banchory and runs seven local weather stations across the region, told The Scotsman: “We’ve had a area of low pressure and then a blast of artic air”.

"It’s not unusual to have snow at this time of year,” he added, “but certainly unusual to have had it so warm. It was around 18°C locally the other day.

"Low overnight so far is -4°C at the top of Crainwell at Glenshee, so I’d imagine it’s white up there too.”

The Met Office predicts a very chilly start to Thursday across Scotland, with strong northwesterly winds and in frequent showers.

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Braemar is no stranger to cold weather. It made headlines in February this year after being buried in a record-breaking 70cm of snow. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images)

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