Will there be more snow in Harrogate this weekend? Weather forecast as temperatures plummet

Heavy snow has covered the Harrogate district today, bringing with it travel disruption and school closures.

Friday, 8th January 2021, 4:34 pm
Updated Friday, 8th January 2021, 5:19 pm

Love it or hate it, snow can be quite an inconvenience if you have to travel and comes with many dangers on the road.

North Yorkshire Police has urged people not to travel unless it is essential and has warned of treacherous driving conditions caused by snow and ice.

The Met Office has also issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice, which is in place until Saturday, January 9. Residents are being warned to expect that some roads and railways are likely to be affected, with longer journey times by road, bus and train services and to watch out for icy patches where they could slip or fall.

Here is the weather forecast for Harrogate this weekend. Picture: Steve Riding.

Here is a breakdown of the weather forecast across Harrogate this weekend, according to the Met Office.

Friday night:

Tonight (January 8) expects to see temperatures drop below freezing once again - but the snow is expected to stop this evening.

There is a 10% chance of rain, sleet or snow between 5pm and 8pm, before this reduces to less than 5% throughout the night and into Saturday morning.

Temperatures will drop to 0C at 6pm, before dropping further to -1C at 10pm and reaching -2C at midnight - but could feel like -4C.

Saturday:

Tomorrow (January 9) brings a less than 5% chance of snow throughout the day - but is set to bring sub-zero temperatures.

It will drop to -3C at 5am - but feel like -6C - and then slowly rise again, hitting 0C at 11am and 1C at noon.

The temperature will stay above freezing for the rest of the day - despite still feeling extremely cold - and will climb to 2C at 9pm.

Sunday:

Sunday, January 10, is looking slightly better, with temperatures reaching 5C.

3am sees temperatures of 3C, before climbing to 4C at 6am and reaching 5C at noon.

There is a 10% chance of precipitation throughout the day.

Drivers are being warned to beware of black ice, only travel is necessary and to be well prepared for their journey.