Edinburgh Weather: The Capital will feel the freeze on Friday as temperatures drop below zero

The Capital is preparing for icy weather as temperatures are set to drop below zero on Friday.

Thursday, 11th February 2021, 8:08 pm

After days of heavy snow fall, Edinburgh will see temperatures reach a low of -2C, though the Met Office warn that at points in the morning and evening, it will feel as cold as -7C

Despite the icy temperature, the sun will be shining all day, with less than 5% chance of precipitation.

A yellow weather warning remains in place through out Friday and into Saturday.

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Wednesday night saw the Capital recorded temperatures of -13C, the coldest its been since 1995.

Due to the extreme weather, transport company ScotRail trains froze, with large chunks of ice gathering at the base of the vehicles.

Police Scotland has reported several incidents across the country of cars travelling without adequately clearing their windscreens of ice and snow.

They have issued a warning reminding people to ensure that their cars are properly prepared to drive in these conditions.

A statement from the Met Office warns: “Icy stretches are possible by night where surfaces are left wet from the partial melt of lying snow during the daytime."

Through out Friday: “Most places will have a dry day with sunny spells.

"Scattered snow showers will affect parts of east Lothian and eastern Borders.

"Staying cold with freshening southeasterly winds. Maximum temperature 4 °C.”

Edinburgh Travel New tweeted the warning: “Road surface temperatures (RSTs) are expected to fall below freezing overnight so take care if you're travelling tonight / early tomorrow.”

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