The Met Office has officially issued an Amber Weather Warning for snow and ice this morning (March 3) for the entire day of Monday, March 6 and Tuesday, March 7. The warning does end on March 8, even though more snow has been forecast for the week.
Just as we thought the weather is becoming more Spring-like, BBC Weather has forecast wintery weather for Scotland once again. According to the forecast, snow and sleet showers are expected throughout the day on Monday, March 6, as well as for the rest of the week.
BBC Weather states: “Monday will have a mixture of variable cloud and bright spells with wintry showers moving in from the north in places.”
On Tuesday, March 7, snow will be falling from around 7am and continue into the night, and Wednesday, March 8 looks like it’s going to present Edinburghers with heavy snow showers and a gentle breeze.
It looks like the temperatures are going to plummet to as low as -4, so local will need to grab those winter coats and snow shoes back out.
The Met Office predictions are not as dramatic, however, with only a possibility of wintry showers in the East for Monday, March 6.
In their long range weather forecast between March 7 and March 16, The Met Office said: “This period is expected to be characterised by winds from the north bringing cold conditions to most areas. This will most likely result in wintry showers across northern and eastern areas, these turning to more organised bands of snow at times.
Under this regime, some areas are likely to remain drier with some sunshine, the best of this across inland areas and in the south and west of the UK.”
So, it looks like it’s going to get cold regardless, with the likelihood of snow showers throughout the period. All we can do is put on a brave face and layer up and try get through this with plenty of hot drinks. I don’t know about you, but I’m considering bringing back mulled wine.