Wintry weather set to strike

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  • Wintry weather set to strike
    17.11.2010 11:19

     

    Wintry weather will grip Scotland next week, with plunging temperatures and snow showers expected, forecasters warned today.

    They said north and easterly winds will sweep icy air across the country, beginning this weekend.

    Temperatures will be below average for November, dropping to between minus 5C and minus 7C in parts.

    Michael Dukes, forecaster with MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said: "It's going to be chilly.

    "There will be frosts and temperatures are going to be below average.

    "In the north and east showers will come in off the sea and will fall as snow over the hills.

    "There's no sign of anything viciously cold - it's a little bit early - but it's certainly going to be chilly."

    The weatherman said the lowest temperatures will be seen in the western glens.

    Scotland saw its first snowfall of the winter at the beginning of last week with showers on the Cairngorms.

    In Grampian the A93 Glenshee to Braemar was closed and snow also caused hazardous conditions on the M74 in Dumfries and Galloway.

    Ski centres CairnGorm Mountain and the Lecht were hoping for more snow before the season gets under way.

    By: Lucy Christie, Press Association Scotland