Edinburgh weather: Plenty of bright sunshine on Easter Monday but Capital braced for near-freezing temperatures

It’s another bitterly cold day in Edinburgh on Monday, with temperatures close to freezing, and even the chance of some snow or hail showers this evening.

Monday, 5th April 2021, 9:37 am
Updated Monday, 5th April 2021, 2:44 pm

The Met Office has issued an alert with snow warnings in place for northern parts of Scotland, and as much as 15cm falling in higher areas.

In Edinburgh, temperatures throughout the day won’t reach any higher than 5C.

The wind will play a key factor in Monday’s weather, while the mercury will drop to 1C tonight.

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Mercifully, though, Easter Monday will see plenty of bright sunshine in the Capital.

Any snow or hail showers are most likely to occur in the evening.

Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said: “There’ll be a drop of 11 degrees between one day and the next, so you will definitely notice it.”

Mr Partridge explained that a change of wind direction would bring a change in the atmosphere, leading to chilly weather.

Edinburgh will see plenty of sunshine on Monday but the temperature will be close to freezing at times.

He said: “The air we had on Sunday came in from the south so it’s pretty mild having come off the continent.

“Overnight we’ll see a cold front moving southward across the country, it’s already across northern Scotland, and it’ll push its way southward overnight.

“That will introduce much, much colder air across the whole country,” he added.

Met Office yellow warnings are in place until 10am on Tuesday for Scotland, with winds of up to 70mph forecast.

Average temperatures for this time of year are around 10 to 12C but parts of the UK saw the mercury reach nearly 24C (75.2F) on Wednesday.

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