Storm Darcy: Interactive satellite slider map shows Edinburgh blanketed in snow amidst coldest temperatures in a generation

Satellite images captured by Nasa reveal the extent of the heavy snow and ice which has blanketed Scotland amidst the coldest temperatures recorded for a generation.

Saturday, 13th February 2021, 12:08 pm
Updated Saturday, 13th February 2021, 12:09 pm

February has been marked with snow and ice across the country with travel disruption on the roads and railways.

Three separate yellow weather warnings for snow and freezing temperatures cover almost all of mainland Scotland today.

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Edinburgh and the Lothians have been photographed from space blanketed in snow.

It comes as The Met Office’s station in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, recorded a temperature of minus 23C on Wednesday night, the lowest in the UK since 1995.

Now you can explore the weather from above with our interactive comparison slider map comparing images from January 30 to February 11.

The pictures are available from Nasa’s Worldview project, which allows users to explore earth from their satellite's perspective.

Nasa (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is an independent agency of the U.S. government.

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