Storm Darcy: Another yellow warning issued as temperatures plummet to -13C in Edinburgh overnight

Temperatures have plummeted across the country overnight with Edinburgh recording -13C while Aberdeenshire village, Braemar, plunged to a decade low of -22.9C.

Thursday, 11th February 2021, 8:42 am
Updated Thursday, 11th February 2021, 3:17 pm
Another yellow warning issued as temperatures plummet to -13C in Edinburgh overnight.

Edinburgh is forecast to see largely sunny spells throughout Thursday, with a high of 1C, though experts have warned it is likely to feel much colder for the majority of the day.

Residents in the Capital woke up to around -8C at 6am, with temperatures sitting at that low for the following two hours.

By 10am, temperatures are forecast to rise slightly to -3C and by 1pm will hit 1C.

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While the sun is shining, it is expected to remain above freezing but experts predict that it will begin to drop between 4pm and 5pm as the sun begins to set.

Throughout the day strengthening winds from the west are forecast to create significant wind-chills.

Braemar, a village in Aberdeenshire, recorded the lowest temperature in the UK in a generation last night, -22.9C, while recording at least 70cm of snow at times this week.

One resident who has lived in the region for 30 years said that snowfall has reached almost one metre in some areas, the heaviest he has seen in the last 15 years.

The UK record low is -27.2C and was recorded in this area of Scotland in 1995.

Most of Edinburgh is still placed under the current yellow weather warning which was due to be lifted on Friday at midnight, however the Met Office has issued another yellow warning for snow and ice covering the city which is in place until midnight on Saturday.

The additional warning covers most of central Scotland, and the north west of the country too.

A band of snow is forecast to move eastward from Northern Ireland, hitting Scotland and parts of England and Wales throughout today.

Where snow does fall, 1-4cm are possible, with up to 15cm possible on higher ground.

In addition to snow, freezing rain may also fall which would lead to very slippery conditions.

The Met Office has warned that some roads and railways are likely to be affected by the bad weather, with a chance of prolonged delays, stranded vehicles and cancellations across the country.

Temperatures are set to plummet again overnight tonight while the risk of snow and ice remain high.

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