Snow has blanketed the Cairngorms this morning
© Cairngorm Mountain Scotland
Snow has blanketed the Cairngorms this morning
A blanket of snow has fallen across the Scottish Highlands as a chill sweeps the country in May.

Several inches of the white stuff was spotted in the Cairngorms in the north of the country - making for good skiing conditions on the mountain range.

The adverse conditions has even astounded locals who are used to the wintry weather throughout the year.

Gary Hodgson, who owns a walking company up in the Highlands, said that 'it is still winter' as he shared a picture of the white stuff on Coire Cas car park in Aviemore this morning.


Al-fresco drinking and dining is clearly off the cards at The Cairngorm Cafe, as the snap shows outdoor tables and chairs covered in a blanket of snow.

And more appears to be on the way, with the forecasters at WXCHARTS anticipating the wintry weather to continue to around 9pm in that area.

It is also expected to remain bitterly cold across the mountain region, with the feels like temperatures set to peak at just 2C from around 2pm this afternoon.

Experts are anticipating temperatures to remain in single figures for the rest of this week as the unusually cold climate shows no sign of letting up.


It is the second year in a row that April's sunshine hours have broken the existing record.

Mike Kendon, senior scientist at the Met Office's National Climate Information Centre, said: "April has been an incredibly notable month in terms of the statistics. Despite temperatures remaining stubbornly low in many areas, long days of sunshine was the norm and well ahead of averages, especially in northern England, Wales and Scotland.

"A long, prolonged spell of dry and settled conditions was only interrupted by a wet few days in western Scotland in the first half of the month, and cold nights have been the norm across the UK, especially in northern England and Scotland, with the lowest reading coming in at - 9.4°C at Tulloch Bridge on 12 April.

"Areas of high pressure have become established over or around the UK, feeding-in cold conditions and creating clear nights allowing any heat to escape. The high pressure has tended to prevent April shower activity that we might more typically expect to see at this time of year. The clear skies by day have allowed temperatures to rise in strong spring sunshine, only to be lost again over night. Early in the month we saw a cold plunge of Arctic maritime air bringing wintry showers with lying snow in some locations, particularly northern Scotland."