With the first race being delayed by only 5 minutes, horses at Cheltenham have started warming up despite the snow.
Thousands of spectators are expected for the Gold Cup week.
The Cheltenham Festival will open later amid warnings for race goers to leave extra time due to the poor weather.
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Rain will clear east through this evening to leave a drier night for most, however showers will continue across some northern areas.
Speaking to ITV News, Dyke said everyone in the England camp was 'distraught and deeply upset ' at the team's early exit from Euro 2016.
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