Weather warning issued as snow forecast to sweep across country | Scotland | News | STV
Saturday was pretty nice here -> could this weather proverb be true ? http://projectbritain.com/year/candlemas.html
Snow and gale force winds are set to return to Scotland in the early hours of Monday.
The Met Office issued a Yellow “Be Aware” warning on Sunday afternoon and advised that the public should “be aware of the potential for disruption, especially to travel”.
Heavy wintry showers — which will sweep across the country from 3am on Monday as “unusually cold air” moves in from Canada — will affect Strathclyde, Central, Tayside, Fife, south-west Scotland, Lothian and the Borders, Grampian and the Highlands.
A spokesman for the Met Office said: “These showers will probably fall largely as sleet and hail along some western coasts, but will readily turn to snow inland and at any elevation.
“Ten to 20cm of snow may affect higher level routes, with drifting and temporary blizzard conditions, while further up in the mountains, conditions will be atrocious.
“At lower levels, amounts of snowfall will be more variable but the worst affected areas could see five to 10cm of snowfall, with some drifting.”
Though high winds will be felt across Scotland on Monday, Strathclyde and the Highlands will bear the brunt, with gusts exceeding 70mph at times and stronger winds expected in higher areas. Exposed western coasts are also likely to be affected by unusually high sea and swell