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April showers bring snow flurries to Scotland

Snow in Aberdeen Image copyright Gregg Carrol
Image caption Snow in and around Aberdeen began falling overnight

A dip in temperatures has seen flurries of April snow falling across parts of Scotland.

Cooler and wintry conditions arrived for the start of the weekend, with temperatures set to struggle to reach 10C on Saturday.

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Image caption Westhill got a good dusting early on Saturday

Overnight snow covered higher ground as well as reaching up to 2-3cm in areas around Aberdeen.

On Friday, three of Scotland's five snowsports centres reported having good snow conditions.

Image copyright Kelly Daun
Image caption Not quite the day for breakfast on the patio furniture
Image copyright James Liney
Image caption It wasn't really picnic weather either at Loch Morlich near Aviemore
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Image caption The snow around Aberdeen began melting as the morning went on

There were also reports of snow falling in East Kilbride, Midlothian and in Leith in Edinburgh.

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