Edinburgh weather: Last days of the big freeze as the Capital prepares for another icy weekend

The Capital is bracing itself for the last two days of icy weather with below zero temperatures after a week of Storm Darcy.

Friday, 12th February 2021, 7:56 pm

Saturday will see highs of 0C between 2pm and 5pm, and lows of -3C between 6am and 9am.

The Met Office warn that it will feel as cold as -9C at certain points.

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Edinburgh weather: Last days of the big freeze as the Capital prepares for another icy weekend

There is less than 20% chance of precipitation throughout the day, although it will be cloudy straight through.

Sunday will be slightly warmer, with highs of 5C, but there is 60% chance of rain, which will see off the last of the snow.

The yellow weather warning continues into Sunday as ice is predicted across the whole country.

A statement from the Met Office explains: “Sporadic snowfall, mainly over higher ground of Scotland at first, may increasingly turn to freezing rain overnight Saturday into Sunday, whilst moving eastwards and expanding across other parts of Scotland and Northern England.

"This freezing rain is likely to be quite localised, but where it does occur will rapidly cause icy and and somewhat treacherous stretches on roads and pavements.

"There is very low confidence in how extensive this freezing rain will be, although it is likely to fall in at least a few places within this warning area.

"There is a small chance that it could become more widespread through the course of Sunday morning, especially across Scotland.

"Milder air will steadily arrive from the west during Sunday daytime, slowly confining the ice risk further east and south through the day, and mainly to higher ground.”

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