Europe Contrasts: 35C In Las Palmas, GC vs Shetland Snow, -8C For Highland Scotland Tonight

While it’s looking and feeling more and more like summer across Southern Spain/Portugal down to the Canaries, arctic air is drilling south one last time and we’ve some unusually cool nights in store.

Temps touched 35C in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria this afternoon.

This was the scene from Bajamar, Tenerife this afternoon.

Credit: мคу ηคøмï Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ‏ 
@paikea_nz

Meanwhile, a frontal system has been progressing south over Scotland today bringing snow to Shetland. Behind it skies clear just in time for the overnight.

Shetland this morning.

Credit: BBC Weather Watchers

Credit: BBC Weather

Kinbrace, Sutherland dipped to -5C this morning but tonight we have a cooler, drier air mass in place.

-8C over Highland Scotland tonight.

Credit: Met Office

Tomorrow night, the core of the UK chill is focused on central England where -7C is possible.

Credit: BBC Weather

Unusual, a little, especially for what will be the morning of April 18 but the record is nowhere threatened at -15C recorded in Cumbria back on 2 April, 1917. Even the May record is -9.4C set in 1941.

The UK is on the western fringe of the southward plunging arctic air mass. The core of cold along with heavy snowfall is over the heart of Europe. Check out Spain where it’s opposite…

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

It was a white Easter in several central Europe locations.

Taunes, Germany this morning

Credit: @JanEifert

 

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