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Snow warning issued for Scotland

By: Elizabeth Smythe
02 April 2012

The Met Office has issued a 'yellow alert' snow warning to Scotland, urging motorists to be careful of disruptions to the roads, BBC News reports.

The news is quite a contrast after a week of sunshine and temperatures unprecedented for this time of the year. In Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, it reached 23.6C, which was the warmest temperature ever recorded for a March day, when on average, 10C is typical for early spring.

Those with logistics companies jobs based in Scotland should take care, as snow has already fallen in some parts. Up to ten centimetres of snow fall has been reported on the hills and some two to five centimetres at lower levels. Coastal areas, the Met Office, predicts, should only experience 'patchy' snow.

Nevertheless, drivers should take extra care on the roads, allowing more time for their journey and packing extra warm clothes in case they should break down or get stuck.

According to the Daily Record, Aboyne is bracing itself for sleet, snow and temperatures of just 4C. Resident and owner of the Glendavan House guest house, Moira Milne, told the paper: "It seems we're often either hottest or coldest here. It was like midsummer earlier in the week."

While the snow may be concentrated mainly in the north at the moment it is probably that the Central Belt of Scotland will experience snow showers during the night and into Tuesday.



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