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This Week's Weather Prospects

Snow at Hathersage Derbyshire Tuesday morning Photo: Photo: SIMON BULL

I cannot remember such a busy spell of weather for many a year.

This morning's (Tuesday's) rain has fallen as snow on higher ground of the Pennines and Peak District. Skies clear Tuesday afternoon but showers will follow on behind for Tuesday night. The air behind the cold front has its origins in Greenland so the showers will be wintry falling as hail sleet and snow. There may well be a light covering of snow first thing Wednesday morning, especially over the Peak District and this, coupled with widespread wet roads and temperatures near zero celsius means icy surfaces are likely Wednesday morning; the Met Office have a Yellow 'Be Aware' Warning to this effect.

The focus then shifts later on Wednesday to yet more rain but more importantly, wind. The Met Office have issued another Yellow 'Be Aware' Warning for wind gusts to 70mph Wednesday evening and night over Yorkshire as a vigorous area of low pressure moves northeastwards across northern parts of the UK before clearing eastwards early on Thursday.

Sunshine and scattered wintry showers Thursday will lead into a cold and frosty night Thursday night ahead of more, you've guessed it, rain Friday night into Saturday. This is expected to fall as snow over high ground accompanied by more strong winds. At the moment (Tuesday lunchtime) Sunday looks like a nice day.

Stay safe and keep up to date with the forecast.