Edinburgh weather: Warning cold snap on the way

Temperatures are set to plummet.  Picture: Ian Georgeson

Temperatures are set to plummet. Picture: Ian Georgeson

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The Indian Summer is set to come to an abrupt end this weekend as blizzards, sleet and frost hit parts of Scotland.

Temperatures in some areas will dip as low as two degrees while much of the country will see the mercury dip below five.

The plummeting temperatures, which in some areas will be colder than Russia’s St Petersburg, bring the risk of widespread frost tomorrow night.

The Met Office said the shift in weather will be caused by southern European breezes meeting gales in the north, causing temperatures to plummet.

A spokesman said: “The warm air moving up from the continent that has been keeping temperatures high will turn around to come from the cold north.

“It is not an extreme switch in the other direction but you will feel it more in exposed areas.

“There is a risk of frost on Thursday night going into Friday across the country.”

The Autumnal weather will bring wind and rain in from the north tonight, to Scotland and parts of the North East.

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