Temperatures are forecasted to drop tonight as an arctic plunge hits the north-east.
The Met Office has issued several weather warnings for the north of Scotland. Here is a breakdown of what has been forecasted – and when they come into force.
Sunday, April 4: 6pm
Yellow warning for snow – Highlands, Moray, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire
Snowy conditions are expected to hit the north and north-east later this evening, which may lead to travel disruption.
The yellow alerts states: “A very cold northerly airflow will become established across the UK through Sunday night and Monday morning. Very strong north to northwest winds will spread hail and snow showers inland across many areas, but the most frequent showers will affect northern Scotland.
“Here, 2-5cm may accumulate at low levels away from north-facing coasts, with 5-10cm above 150m, and 15cm possible on highest ground above 300m. The strong winds will cause drifting of lying snow, and blizzard conditions at times on higher ground.”
Warning ends: 23:59 on Monday, April 5.
Tuesday, April 6: 00:01
Yellow warning for snow – Highlands, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Orkney and Shetland
The wintry conditions are expected to continue into Tuesday and the Met Office has issued a yellow alert for snow for much of the north.
⚠️ Yellow weather warning issued ⚠️
Snow across northern parts of Scotland
Tuesday 0001 – 1000
Latest info 👉 https://t.co/QwDLMfRBfs
— Met Office (@metoffice) April 4, 2021
The warning says: “Frequent hail and snow showers will continue through the early hours onwards into Tuesday morning. Further accumulations of 1-2 cm of snow are likely for some with higher accumulations likely on some hills and mountains. Conditions will also remain windy with some drifting of snow possible.”