Gradual thaw today after much more snow on Friday

Friday brought much more snow drifting in the strong winds and a temperature of around -2.0C most of the day.

As late evening set in the thermometer began to rise so that at 23.00 it was reading -1.2C.

This morning it is foggy, with visibility down to 500m, as a gradual thaw sets in with the temperature of 0.8C when readings were taken at 08.00.

Saturday update at 12.30: thaw well and truly under way. Temperature 2.7C, being the warmest day for a week.

Saturday update at 17.00: After a peak of 3.9C at 14.32, the thaw is diminishing as the temperature falls to 2.8C with rain now beginning to fall.