Edinburgh weather: Snow hits Edinburgh as Met Office yellow weather warning comes into place

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Weather warning for Edinburgh as snow and ice arrive and temperatures plummet

Edinburgh residents woke up to more snow this morning, as a Met Office yellow weather warning came into place.

Several centimetres of snow fell on the Capital on Saturday morning (December 10), transforming the city into a winter wonderland. Locals rushed out into the cold to make snowmen and go sledding on the city’s hills.

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A yellow warning for snow and ice will be in place in Edinburgh and the Lothians until Sunday afternoon (December 11). The Met Office has warned locals that travel could be disrupted by the adverse weather. Drivers have been urged to take care on the city’s roads.

Edinburgh will also face freezing temperatures, as it is expected to drop down to a low of -5C on Sunday and Monday.

Edinburgh Zoo has closed as a result of the weather. In a twitter post, customers were told: “Due to the snow and ice, it is not safe to open the zoo today (that's the last time we trust Kevyn and Kitty's red PANDA sky at night theory!) We are so sorry for any disappointment and will be contacting everyone who is prebooked asap.”

Another popular attraction, Edinburgh Castle, was forced to delay its opening time to 11am while staff worked to clear the snow.

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The Capital could see more snow on Tuesday, with the Met Office forecast predicting light snow showers in the morning. The rest of next week is expected to be sunny and dry, but cold temperatures will continue.

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