It’s Junior Snowtime! Leeds children of all ages enjoy frozen conditions

Children playing in the snow at Temple Newsam. Pictured Ewan Thomas from Cross Gates, takes off with the help of Adam Dykes.'17th January 2016.'Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe.

Children playing in the snow at Temple Newsam. Pictured Ewan Thomas from Cross Gates, takes off with the help of Adam Dykes.'17th January 2016.'Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe.

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As temperatures plummeted over the weekend, Leeds woke up this morning to its first snowfall of the year.

And it didn’t take long for children of all ages to make their way out to the city’s parks, sledges in hand, to make the most of the conditions.

Children enjoy the snow at Roundhay Park, Leeds.Joe Parkin takes to the air on the slopes.17th January 2016 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Children enjoy the snow at Roundhay Park, Leeds.Joe Parkin takes to the air on the slopes.17th January 2016 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

The YEP’s photographers were out capturing the best moments from Roundhay Park and Temple Newsam, but we’ve had many images sent in by readers themselves.

If you have a photo capturing today’s snowy weather, why not email us at yep.newsdesk@ypn.co.uk.

Several parts of the UK were experiencing a snowy Sunday after a 100-mile corridor of freezing weather swept across the country overnight.

London and Manchester received a light dusting of snow overnight, while parts of Yorkshire had a blanket up to 5cm deep.

It’s been a cold night and for a few places down towards the Pennines, central East Midlands and passing over the south and east of England, there has been some snow as well

Met Office spokesman

The Met Office said the corridor of snow swept down from Scotland, through the Pennines and Cumbria, the Midlands and across the capital and West Sussex.

The most snow seen in the south was 2cm in High Wycombe, while on higher ground near the Pennines as much as 15cm of snow fell.

Forecasters said few places in the east of the country experienced temperatures above zero last night, with residents of Kinbrace in the Highlands contending with jaw-dropping lows of -11.8C.

Eastern parts of the UK are unlikely to get much warmer than freezing during Sunday, although it is expected to be “bright and crisp”.

Louis Mcguire, aged two, with her grandad Charlie McDowall, enjoy the snow at Ilkley Moor..17th January 2016 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Louis Mcguire, aged two, with her grandad Charlie McDowall, enjoy the snow at Ilkley Moor..17th January 2016 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

But parts of the South West and Wales could see temperatures reach 10C, with rain and sleet expected to fall, rather than snow.

Travellers were told to expect icy roads, particularly around the coastal areas of East Anglia and Lincolnshire for Sunday morning, with motorists urged to take care throughout the day.

Police also warned drivers in Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Cumbria to be extra vigilant if they are going out, due to snow and ice.

A Met Office spokesman said: “It’s been a cold night and for a few places down towards the Pennines, central East Midlands and passing over the south and east of England, there has been some snow as well.

A runner runs through the snow at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, near Wakefield..17th January 2016 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

A runner runs through the snow at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, near Wakefield..17th January 2016 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

“You can almost cut the UK in half along the Pennines, with temperatures in the South West reaching up to 10C, 8C in Northern Ireland and between 6C and 7C in the west of Scotland.”

Tonight will see less snow fall across the country, with only Lincolnshire and Humberside expected to see any white coverage.

A spokesman for the Nevis Range ski resort said it is it expected to be busy over the weekend, with good skiing right across the front of the hill and a mix of groomed and un-groomed runs.

Ski chiefs in Glencoe said it “should be a cracking weekend for snow sports with light winds and great snow conditions”.

Cairngorm reported that all open terrain had mostly good cover of packed powdery dry snow, while most runs were complete with pisted packed snow at Glenshee.

Snow covered sculptures at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, near Wakefield..17th January 2016 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Snow covered sculptures at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, near Wakefield..17th January 2016 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Children enjoy the snow at Roundhay Park, Leeds..Harry Turver-Kingston takes to the air on the slopes.17th January 2016 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Children enjoy the snow at Roundhay Park, Leeds..Harry Turver-Kingston takes to the air on the slopes.17th January 2016 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Children enjoy sledging in the snow at Roundhay Park, Leeds.17th January 2016 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Children enjoy sledging in the snow at Roundhay Park, Leeds.17th January 2016 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

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