Yorkshire weather: Freezing night in store but region looks set to escape snow showers

Snow fell on the Peak District this morning.
Snow fell on the Peak District this morning.
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PARTS of Yorkshire have been covered with a scattering of snow today - but warnings that heavy showers are on the way seem to have eased.

The Met Office had issued a Yellow Warning for snow showers across parts of West Yorkshire throughout Thursday but despite some flurries in the Peak District, to the south and to the far west of the county, it seems as though we have escaped any serious falls.

A statement on the Met Office website this morning warned of "spells of snow likely during the morning" with "accumulations of 1-2 cm snow possible locally at low levels".

Now, the Met Office says that while it is expecting a cold night with patchy frost and freezing temperatures, it is not expecting snow.

The full Yorkshire forecast for the coming few days is as follows:

Tonight:

A dry evening with winds easing, followed by a dry night with some clear spells. Turning chilly later in the night, with a patchy frost forming. Minimum Temperature 0 °C.

Friday:

Cloudy with patchy light rain during the morning, becoming breezier in the early afternoon with longer spells of rain spreading from the south, perhaps heavy at times by evening. Maximum Temperature 6 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Saturday wet and windy at first, turning drier later. Sunday cloudy with light winds and patchy rain. Monday rather cloudy with a few showers and light winds, becoming drier later.

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