Record low temperatures, wind, snow, rain – winter continues to bite

Moray waking up to more stormy weather this morning

Snow, ice and storm-force winds are once again on the menu for Moray today with the Met Office having issued yet another warning last night.

Severe gales that hit the Western Isles from late afternoon on Thursday where expected to cause problems along the Moray and Aberdeenshire coasts overnight.

That will be followed by snow showers that are predicted just about anywhere in the region throughout today and into Saturday.

High winds, snow and ice caused travel chaos once again on many main routes in the north on Thursday with traffic brought to a halt on the A9 from around 10pm on Wednesday night until late on Thursday morning when the snow gates at Blair Atholl and Ralia having closed.

Moray has, however, remained relatively unscathed although heavy snow has caused problems this week on higher ground to the south of the region.

The warning issued by the Met Office for today and Saturday is predicted to affect coastal areas in particular, the chief forecaster’s assessment saying: “Friday will be a cold and windy day with sunny periods. There will be a few snow showers towards the Cairngorms and Moray but many eastern areas will be dry with strong westerly winds.

“Saturday will remain cold although winds will become lighter, although the Moray and Aberdeenshire coasts can still expect some wintry showers.”

Temperatures are not expected to rise much above 1deg today and 2deg on Saturday – with temperatures in some parts of Moray and Aberdeenshire expected to fall well below zero.

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