Edinburgh weather: How long will the snow last as a yellow warning in place

Edinburgh woke up on Sunday to a city covered in snow, with early morning pictures showing the white things on of the capital most iconic streets.

The snow explosion followed storm Arwen, which saw the east coast of Scotland shaken by raging winds Friday night and Saturday morning.

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Many locals took to social media to share incredible photos of Edinburgh this morning, covered with snow.

A yellow weather forecast for ice and snow remains in place across the city until 6 p.m. 11.00 this morning.

Many locals took to social media to share incredible photos of Edinburgh.
Many locals took to social media to share incredible photos of Edinburgh

How long will snow last in Edinburgh?

Met Office has a yellow weather forecast for snow and ice in Edinburgh until 11 in the morning.

Forecasters warn that winter showers will cause icy stretches and snow showers will become ‘more extensive’.

They also warn about:

  • Some damage from slipping and falling on icy surfaces
  • Probably some icy spots on some unpaved roads, sidewalks and bike paths
  • Some roads and railways may be affected by longer travel times by road, bus and train

The BBC’s forecasters also predict that sleet and snowstorms will last until 1 p.m. 11.00 this morning in Edinburgh. They also predict that temperatures in the capital will drop to below freezing from 9pm tonight.

What is the weather forecast for Edinburgh next week?

Here’s MetOffice’s seven day forecast for the weather in Edinburgh


A rather cloudy start is expected with sleet and snow showers or slightly longer snow. Most showers die out during the morning, bright or sunny periods in the afternoon. Cold northern winds. Maximum temperature 4 ° C.


Mostly dry and clear in the evening with widespread frost, however, a few winter showers over the eastern borders. Light rain and snow penetrate into Dumfries and Galloway towards dawn. Minimum temperature -4 ° C.


Cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Any snow became short-lived as milder conditions penetrated from the west and temperatures gradually recovered. Windy at times. Maximum temperature 10 ° C.

Prospects for Tuesday to Thursday:

Cloudy and windy with occasional rain on Tuesday, heavy later in the day. Bright and windy with showers on Wednesday, these sometimes wintry. Rain later on Thursday.


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