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Heavy snow showers forecast for the Highlands on Easter Sunday, sparking Met Office yellow warning


By Philip Murray

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The snow warning will come into force at 6pm on Sunday. Picture: Met Office.
The snow warning will come into force at 6pm on Sunday. Picture: Met Office.

A SNOW warning has been issued for much of the Highlands.

The Met Office yellow warning will come into force at 6pm on Sunday and remain in place until 11.59pm on Monday.

The snow showers are expected to cause travel disruption, and could lead to accumulations of up to 15 centimetres on higher ground.

A Met Office spokesman said: "A very cold northerly airflow will become established across the UK through Sunday night and Monday morning.

"Very strong north to northwest winds will spread hail and snow showers inland across many areas, but the most frequent showers will affect northern Scotland.

"Here, two to five centimetres may accumulate at low levels away from north-facing coasts, with five to 10cm above 150 metres, and 15cm possible on highest ground above 300 metres. The strong winds will cause drifting of lying snow, and blizzard conditions at times on higher ground."


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