Parts of Scotland have woken up to snowy scenes this morning, as temperatures plummet following the Easter weekend.

Monday’s temperatures are expected to be up to 11C lower than during the sunshine of Friday and Saturday, as cold northern winds move over the country.

Parts of Scotland are expected to see the mercury fall to as low as -7C (19.4F) overnight as forecasters warn the country faces a “bitterly cold” day.

And snow warnings are in place for northern Scotland, with as much as 15cm falling in higher areas.

Other areas will see snowfall of 1 to 2cm.

Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said: “There’ll be a drop of 11 degrees between one day and the next, so you will definitely notice it!”

Mr Partridge explained that a change of wind direction would bring a change in the atmosphere, leading to chilly weather.

He said: “The air we had on Sunday came in from the south so it’s pretty mild having come off the continent.

“Overnight we’ll see a cold front moving southward across the country, it’s already across northern Scotland, and it’ll push its way southward overnight.

“That will introduce much, much colder air across the whole country.”

Met Office yellow warnings are in place until 10am on Tuesday for Scotland, with winds of up to 70mph forecast.

The east and west coasts of the country are likely to see a “wintry mix” of showers, which may include some hail.

Areas away from the coast are expected to be dry and bright on Monday, but with strong winds and below average temperatures, largely in the mid-single figures.

Regions and local authorities affected:

Central, Tayside & Fife


Perth and Kinross






Highlands & Eilean Siar



Argyll and Bute

Orkney & Shetland

Orkney Islands

Shetland Islands