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Easter Monday temperatures plunge as Arctic front brings snow


The lowest recorded Easter Monday temperature in the Met Office’s official records is -9.8C, recorded at Lagganlia in Inverness-shire, Scotland, in 1986. In 1937, 25cm of snow fell in Balmoral, Aberdeenshire.

More recently, low temperatures were seen in 2013, when Easter took place towards the end of March, with lows of -12.5 recorded in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, on Easter Sunday.

“Whilst there is some snow settling in Scotland, we have got sunshine in between the showers and the sun is high enough this time of year to melt snow over the highest ground. So that’s why we’re not seeing the snow piling up,” Ms Kent added.

Snow warnings were in place for northern Scotland, with as much as 15cm falling in higher areas. Other areas will see snowfall of 1cm to 2cm.

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