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The Met Office said it will snow in Scotland on Easter Sunday
On top of the prospect of unseasonal dumps of the white stuff, forecasters say we can also expect to see rain, gales, hail and thunder over the holiday weekend.
There had been predictions that Easter 2017 could be the warmest on record, because it falls so late this year.
But Scots will shiver in single-figure temperatures this coming Sunday and Monday with cities like Glasgow struggling to get to 11C (52F).
It’s certainly not bikini weather
Met Office spokesman Nicky Maxey
Snow on Sunday will be confined to higher ground in the central belt and parts of the Highlands.
But everyone will suffer the wrath of two weather fronts set to sweep down Britain from the north.
In northern Scotland, this will bring some rain – heavy at times – and frequent scattered showers.
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Snow on Sunday will be confined to higher ground in the central belt and parts of the Highlands
Saturday would appear to offer the best day of the weekend, with bright sunny spells promised and occasional scattered showers.
But in the north and north east, the wind will pick up and gale force gusts are predicted.
Met Office spokesman Nicky Maxey said: “It’s certainly not bikini weather. People shouldn’t let it stop them -getting out and enjoying themselves this weekend but it certainly isn’t wall-to-wall sunshine.
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Saturday would appear to offer the best day of the weekend, with bright sunny spells
”When the cloud comes over and you suffer a shower or two, it’s going to feel pretty chilly.
“Friday will feel cold, too with the risk of heavy showers in the north of Scotland. We’re expecting thunder on Shetland, along with some hail.
“It’s not all doom and gloom. You just have to dress for the conditions. As we’re further on in the year, there’s still the chance of suffering sunburn during the sunny spells you might get.”
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Northern Scotland will see some rain, heavy at times
But the grim forecast has led bookmakers to set odds on for an Easter chiller with punters even hedging their bets on snow.
Ladbrokes is offering 5-6 that the mercury fails to rise above 15C (59F) at any point over the Bank Holiday with, 1-2 on snow.
Spokesman Alex Donohue said: “At this stage, we’re calling Bank Holiday snowfall for Scotland.”