Leeds man shares stunning photo of roadside ice sculpture near Harewood House

Plunging temperatures in Leeds have prompted this rather unusual sight by the side of the road near Harewood House.

Sunday, 14th February 2021, 3:49 pm
Updated Sunday, 14th February 2021, 4:00 pm

With the mercury dipping below zero overnight for several days now, stretches of water across the city have frozen over.

But it has been so cold that even roadside puddles are causing foliage around them to freeze.

Cyclist Neil Holloway shared this amazing photo of a Winter Wonderland-type scene on the A659 Otley Road on the way to Arthington.

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Water continually splashed on the nearby bushes by passing cars has caused them to freeze over.

Photographer Charlie Ward also shared a video himself smashing through the ice by the side of Skelton Lake, with amateur photographers across Leeds taking photos of some beautiful winter scenes.

Earlier in the week, Network Rail teams had to clear icicles off the end of the three-mile long Standedge Tunnel, on the route between Leeds/Huddersfield and Manchester.

After a notably cold and snowy spell, milder conditions are on the horizon, however.

The roadside ice sculpture (photo: Neil Holloway).

Chief Meteorologist Neil Armstrong, said: “For the past week the UK has been in a very cold airmass with temperatures well below average, this will change through the weekend as milder air moves in from the Atlantic and pushes that cold airmass out into the North Sea.

"Where temperatures were close to freezing in many places last week, we could expect to see 11°C or 12°C next week."

Yorkshire and the Humber weather forecast:

This evening and tonight (Sunday):

Rain clearing east during the evening, along with weakening winds. Remaining damp and murky though, with extensive cloud and outbreaks of drizzle over the western hills but drier in the east. Milder for most, although remaining cold near surviving snow. Minimum temperature -1 °C.

Monday:

Brightening up through the morning although a few outbreaks of drizzle are likely initially. A dry afternoon with spells of sunshine but turning cloudier in the north later. Noticeably milder. Maximum temperature 11 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Breezy and largely sunny although spells of rain are expected early and late on Wednesday. More changeable Thursday, with rain and hill snow clearing to sunshine and showers. Rather mild.

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