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Baltic temperatures begin to ease – but will remain well below freezing overnight

Communities across the Highlands and Islands and Grampian have been enduring heavy snow showers in recent days, leaving to widespread disruption. Image: Jason Hedges/ DC Thomson.
Communities across the Highlands and Islands and Grampian have been enduring heavy snow showers in recent days, leaving to widespread disruption. Image: Jason Hedges/ DC Thomson.

More snow is on the way this week – but the baltic temperatures will begin to ease.

Temperatures have plummeted to as low as -20C in Carrbridge and -17C in Corgarff and Strathdon this week.

Heavy snow has also hit, with Shetland particularly badly affected today – with thousands of home without power and schools across the island shut.

A yellow weather warning is in place until noon on Friday with more snow and ice expected, but there will be some let-up in the temperatures.

Aviemore is expected to drop to -5C tonight while Ballater and Inverness is likely to hit -3C.

Temperatures in Aberdeen and Elgin are expected to sit at around -1C and 0.

Fochabers has been among the worst hit by adverse weather conditions. Image: Jason Hedges/ DC Thomson.

Temperatures forecast

Aberdeen

  • Lows of -1C and highs of 0C on Wednesday
  • Lows of 0C and highs of 2C on Thursday
  • Lows of –2C and highs of 1C on Friday

Stonehaven 

  • Lows of -1C and highs of 1C on Wednesday
  • Lows of 0C and highs of 3C Thursday
  • Lows of 0C and highs of 2C on Friday

Ballater 

  • Lows of -3C and highs of -1C on Wednesday
  • Lows of -4C and highs of 2C on Thursday
  • Lows of -5C and highs of -1C on Friday

Inverness

  • Lows of –3C and highs of 1C on Wednesday
  • Lows of –1C and highs of 1C on Thursday
  • Lows of –2C and highs of 1C on Friday
Heavy snow and ice has caused widespread disruption on the roads, schools and transport. Image: Kenny Elrick/ Dc Thomson.

Elgin

  • Lows of 0C and highs of 1C on Wednesday
  • Lows of 1C and highs of 3C on Thursday
  • Lows of -1C and highs of 1C on Friday

Aviemore

  • Lows of -5C and highs of -2C on Wednesday
  • Lows of -2C and highs of 0C on Thursday
  • Lows of -7C and highs of -3C on Friday

Kirkwall

  • Lows of 1C and highs of 4C on Wednesday
  • Lows of 2C and highs of 3C on Thursday
  • Lows of 2C and highs of 3C on Friday

Lerwick

  • Lows of 0C and highs of 3C on Wednesday
  • Lows of -1C and highs of 2C on Thursday
  • Lows of -2C and highs of 0C on Friday

Gallery: Wintry weather continues leaving north and north-east shivering