2cm of snow was spotted on Lochnagar in the north of Scotland.

2cm of snow was spotted on Lochnagar in the north of Scotland.
The first snow of the season has hit Scotland just weeks after summer officially ended.

Scots woke up to frost this morning and will need to dig out their warm winter gear as snow arrived a bit earlier than usual this autumn.

The Met Office says temperatures plunged as low as -0.5C this morning in Kinbrace in the Scottish Highlands with the mercury below average as we near October.

Ben Nevis saw around 2cm of the white stuff, with reports of 5-7cm of snow landing on the Cairngorm plateau on Monday.


Dusting of September snow on Ben Nevis.

Dusting of September snow on Ben Nevis.
Snow Watch tweeted: "Always nice to observe the first snowfall on the tops of Scotland's highest Mountains. Around 2cm as of 16:30 this afternoon. Reports of 5-7cm in Cairngorm plateau."

According to the Met Office, summer officially ended on August 31 - as per the meteorological seasons- meaning we are already pretty deep into the autumn months.

Plummeting temperatures meant Scotland had a cold night as the mercury dropped to single figures - between 4C and 7C - in most places.

Mercury is expected to plummet, bringing more chilly temperatures with the possibility of more frost and snow.

The Met Office forecasts that Scotland is likely face periods of heavy rainfall and high winds in the coming days and weeks.

Strong winds - particularly around the coast- are expected, with areas of low pressure throughout the country.