Picture special: More snow unlikely but freezing temperatures expected to continue across Yorkshire

As temperatures plummeted over the weekend, parts of Yorkshire woke up Sunday morning to its first major snowfall of the year.

Sunday, 17th January 2016, 4:34 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th January 2016, 11:39 am
A runner runs through the snow at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, near Wakefield. (Picture by Simon Hulme)

Parts of Yorkshire had a blanket up to 5cm deep as chilling temperatures and flurries swept across most of the country.

London and Manchester received a light dusting overnight on Saturday with the Met Office stating 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.

Children playing in the snow at Temple Newsam. Pictured is Ewan Thomas from Cross Gates, who takes off with the help of Adam Dykes. ( Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe)

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.

A Met Office spokesman said: “It was a cold night Saturday 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.

“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.”

Not everywhere in Yorkshire was hit by the white stuff, while Harrogate experienced a hefty flurry through the night, the York and Wetherby areas missed out with just a light dusting.

Children enjoy the snow at Roundhay Park. Luckas Sableman-Blue takes to the air on the slopes. (Picture by Simon Hulme)

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

It didn’t take long for children of all ages to make their way out to Yorkshire’s parks, sledges in hand, to make the most of the conditions as our pictures here prove.

Your Yorkshire weather forecast...

Sunday evening and Tonight:

Giulia De Marco aged three of Roundhay making snowmen. (Picture Steve Riding)

Mainly dry and cold with light winds. Some frost at first, especially in the east and hills, but cloud should thicken through the course of the night, perhaps with a little light rain or snow, especially in the west. Minimum Temperature -2°C.

Monday:

Cold with large amounts of cloud and some occasional light rain or snow in places. Drier and perhaps brighter during the afternoon as cloud starts to thin. Light winds. Maximum Temperature 3°C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Louis Mcguire aged 2 with grandad Charlie McDowall, enjoy the snow at Ilkley Moor. (Picture by Simon Hulme)

Remaining cold. Cloudy with some light rain or snow Tuesday morning, then becoming mainly dry and bright later and through Wednesday. Widespread overnight frost. Windier with some rain arriving Thursday.

Snow covered sculptures at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, near Wakefield. (Picture by Simon Hulme)
Louis Mcguire, aged two, with her grandad Charlie McDowall, enjoy the snow at Ilkley Moor. (Picture by Simon Hulme)
Children playing in the snow at Temple Newsam. Pictured is Ewan Thomas from Cross Gates, who takes off with the help of Adam Dykes. ( Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe)
Children enjoy the snow at Roundhay Park. Luckas Sableman-Blue takes to the air on the slopes. (Picture by Simon Hulme)
Giulia De Marco aged three of Roundhay making snowmen. (Picture Steve Riding)
Louis Mcguire aged 2 with grandad Charlie McDowall, enjoy the snow at Ilkley Moor. (Picture by Simon Hulme)
Snow covered sculptures at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, near Wakefield. (Picture by Simon Hulme)
Louis Mcguire, aged two, with her grandad Charlie McDowall, enjoy the snow at Ilkley Moor. (Picture by Simon Hulme)