Weather in Edinburgh: Capital wakes up to snow in May as Met Office issue yellow weather warning

Residents in the Capital woke up surprised this morning at the return of wintery weather as the Met Office issued a yellow warning.

The Met Office issued the yellow weather warning for Edinburgh and the Lothians on Thursday morning, from 3am to 11am.

Traffic Scotland have warned drivers preparing to travel to take care as the snow starts getting heavier, and those taking public transport should plan ahead in case of delays.

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Weather in Edinburgh: Capital wakes up to snow in May as Met Office issue yellow weather warning. Picture Credit: David Scott and Met Office

A statement from the Met Office confirms: “An area of snow and rain currently extending southwards from the Highlands and Grampians to reach the Central Belt towards dawn, will turning more showery in nature by mid to late morning as snow level becomes confined to highest roads.

“Snow accumulations of snow up to 3 cm below 150m and 6 cm over higher roads is possible."

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The weather takes a wintery turn as millions across the country head to their local polling station to cast a vote in the Scottish Parliament elections.

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