Here is when the Beast from the East is expected to arrive in Harrogate and the hour-by-hour weather forecast

The Harrogate district is preparing itself for another 'Beast from the East' this weekend as heavy snow showers and icy conditions are forecast.

Friday, 5th February 2021, 11:58 am

Back in 2018, the Beast from the East brought huge snow storms to the UK, burying much of the country under serious snowfall.

And now forecasters are predicting freezing Siberian winds blowing from Russia to the UK in the coming week, resulting in a weather phenomenon similar to those three years ago.

Harrogate is set for snow this weekend - here is the forecast. Picture: Gerard Binks.

BBC weather forecasters said: “As the colder air crosses the relatively warmer North Sea, heavy showers are likely to develop and move into eastern and central Britain.”

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow and ice from tomorrow, Saturday, which remains in place until Wednesday.

What the Met Office says to expect

There is a small chance of travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel.

There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected.

There is a slight chance that some rural communities could become cut off.

A small chance that untreated pavements and cycle paths become impassable.

Forecast for this weekend in Harrogate

Saturday:

Midnight: Rain

1am - 5am: Heavy rain

6am: Rain

7am: Drizzle

8am: Cloudy

9am-1pm: Rain

2pm: Heavy rain

3pm-4pm: Rain

5pm-7pm: Snow

8pm-9pm: Sleet

10pm-Midnight: Snow

Sunday:

1am-9am: Snow

12pm-Midnight: Cloud