Leeds snowstorm: Leeds blanketed in snow as city set to be hit for next five days

Leeds has been blanketed in snow today - with the city set to be hit by a five day snowstorm according to forecasts.

Saturday, 2nd January 2021, 11:52 am
Updated Saturday, 2nd January 2021, 11:56 am

Here is everything we know so far about the impending weather - including the best of your pictures:

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Leeds snowstorm: Leeds blanketed in snow as city set to be hit for next five days

Leeds snowstorm: Leeds blanketed in snow as city set to be hit for next five days

Last updated: Saturday, 02 January, 2021, 15:35

  • Leeds set to be hit with snow for next five days
  • City blanketed with the best of your pictures featured

Weather forecast for coming days:

Tonight:

Rather cloudy, with further outbreaks of showery rain and hill snow. The most frequent and heaviest of the showers will be along North Sea coasts. Less cold than recent nights. Minimum temperature 0 °C.

Sunday:

Further showers feeding in from the North Sea, these merging to give longer spells of rain and some hill snow. Feeling cold in a light to moderate east northeasterly wind. Maximum temperature 3 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Staying cold and showery throughout the period, with the showers turning wintry, especially on hills, but not exclusively. Cold by night, with fairly widespread frost and icy patches forming.

Highways England advice for travelling in snow:

Before snow or ice:

If you have to make a journey when snow is forecast, make sure you have warm clothes, food, water, boots, a torch and spade, and let someone know when you expect to arrive and your route. Try to wait until the roads have been gritted before travelling

Put grit or cat litter on paths and driveways to lessen the risk of slipping on compacted snow

Check on vulnerable neighbours

During snow or ice:

Avoid travel if possible

If you must drive check the Highway Code for advice on driving in ice and snowy weather. A summary of the advice is: Take care around gritters. Don't be tempted to overtake. Slow down - it can take 10 times longer to stop in snowy or icy conditions, so allow extra room. Use the highest gear possible to avoid wheel spin. Manoeuvre gently and avoid harsh braking and acceleration. If you start to skid, gently ease off the accelerator and avoid braking. If braking is necessary, pump the brakes don't slam them on. If you get stuck, stay with your car and tie something brightly coloured to your aerial

If you go outside wear several layers of clothing and keep dry to prevent loss of body heat. Watch out for signs of hypothermia - uncontrollable shivering, slow/slurred speech, memory lapse and drowsiness and frostbite - loss of feeling in and pale appearance of fingers, toes, nose and ear lobes. Keep moving your arms and legs to help the blood circulate

Be aware of black ice. It isn't always visible and so can be an even greater hazard for both motorists and pedestrians. Black ice may be formed when rain or drizzle fall on a road surface which is at a temperature below zero

After snow or ice:

Be careful when walking or driving on compacted snow - it may have turned to ice

Take care when shovelling snow. Cold air makes it harder to work and breathe, which adds some extra strain on the body and can be the cause of heart attacks in the vulnerable

Yellow weather warning for snow and ice issued in Leeds:

Snowfall may cause tricky travel conditions in places.

What to expect - according to the Met Office:

Some roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services

Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces

Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths

According to NetWeather, Leeds will be battered by snow for the next five days.

Tomorrow

18% risk of snow

Mon 04/01

33% risk of snow

Tue 05/01

32% risk of snow

Wed 06/01

Snow Risk 23%

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