The clocks may have rolled forward in anticipation of spring last weekend, but the north and north-east will have to wait a little longer to experience the season’s sunshine and warmer temperatures.
Heavy snow arrived in Aberdeen yesterday and the Met Office said flurries would continue to fall on high ground overnight, with some showers expected to move inland.
The A93 Cock Bridge to Tomintoul road was closed as the snow made driving conditions difficult for travellers.
However, the route, which passes the Lecht Ski centre reopened just before 10am yesterday.
Over today and Good Friday, the snow showers are expected to ease off, leaving some sunny spells with scattered April showers.
A spokesman for the Met Office said Aberdeenshire and Moray would experience a similar weather pattern over the Easter weekend due to high pressure hovering over the UK.
He added: “This kind of pressure means everywhere experiences similar weather, but Moray will a degree or two chillier than Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
“Thursday will be a fairly fair day in the area with sun peeking throughout the morning.
“Clouds will push out from the south-west in the late evening and there will some light rain on Friday morning.”
Gusts of up to 20mph are also expected to hit tomorrow with temperatures reaching a high of 10C during the day.
Saturday’s forecast will follow suit with slightly more calm and settled conditions edging their way into the evening, however, Easter Day will remain quite cloudy.