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Weather warning for SNOW and ICE to affect North Edinburgh

NECN Contributor1 1st March 2015 City wide news Comments Off on Weather warning for SNOW and ICE to affect North Edinburgh

Weather warning for snow and ice across Scotland has been issued for Sunday night right through until Monday morning

An inch of snow is expected at lower levels, with up to four inches forecast for areas over 400m.

The Met Office Be Aware warning advises that the public should be aware of “tricky travel conditions generally and possible disruption to transport”.

The agency’s Chief Forecaster said:

A cold westerly flow, originally sourced from Canada, brings a mix of sleet, snow and hail showers later on Sunday and overnight.

Once we lose the effects of daytime sunshine, snow will start to accumulate more widely, and along with ice may present some problems, in particular for road travel on Monday morning. This seems most likely for parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and cross Pennine routes.

Problems should reduce steadily further into Monday morning, as the March sunshine gets to work on melting the snow, although taking until mid to late morning across upland parts of Scotland.

The weather warning, which runs from 6pm on Sunday until 10am on Monday, covers many areas including Lothian and Borders.

Already in North Edinburgh we have seen rain followed by sleet, the cold snap is set to continue. It’s weather like this when we encourage people to check on elderly and vulnerable neighbours and friends.


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