Parts of the UK saw unseasonal snow and exceptional cold beginning Tuesday, May 5, 2021. The wintry weather conditions came following the frostiest April on record, in which the country also saw the lowest average minimum temperatures since 1922.
Snow began falling Tuesday as an unusually cold air for May moved across the country.
In Scotland, travel has been disrupted as thick snow engulfed roads. A snow warning was issued by the Met Office across the Grampians and much of the central region.
An area near Tomintoul in Moray was shut after a tanker was trapped in the snow. Authorities opened alternate routes while the road was closed.
“Some parts of Scotland are waking up to a scene more like winter than May this morning,” it wrote. Snow and rain traveled southwards, from the Highlands and Grampians to the Central Belt.