Scottish election 2021: Polling day weather to be cold and wet across Edinburgh and the Lothians, say forecasters

The Holyrood election will take place in cold and wet conditions on Thursday – and the advice to those heading to polling stations is to wrap up warm.

By Gary Flockhart
Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 12:49 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 3:24 pm
It will be a cold and wet day across Edinburgh and the Lothians on election day.
It will be a cold and wet day across Edinburgh and the Lothians on election day.

It will be another chilly day across Edinburgh and the Lothians with rain and sleet showers in between sunny spells.

The Met Office forecasts a dramatic drop in temperature on Wednesday, with the mercury plummeting to sub-zero overnight.

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On Thursday, the average temperature throughout the day will be 6-7C – but it will feel much colder.

The rest of the week is a mixed bag of weather.

Sunshine and showers are forecast for Friday, while Saturday sees a dry, bright start, with gales and rain spreading from the south later.

Rain or showers are expected on Sunday.

It comes after April was one of the frostiest months in the UK in 60 years, with provisional figures showing an average of 13 days of air frosts reported across the country, topping the 11 days seen in April 1970.

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