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Weekend Weather - A little quieter

Rossendale on 1st March 2018, the start of the Meteorological Spring Photo: BRADLEY SMITH

We finally lose the direct easterly flow of air that has brought this weeks dramatic and dangerous weather across the northwest.

Rather than our air coming all the way from Siberia and eastern Europe, we look a little closer to home for a slightly less cold feed of air from the nearer continent.

It will however remain cold for much of the week ahead with temperatures below normal for March. Expect overnight frosts and ice and anything wet to fall as snow on hills, but conditions at lower levels will improve and there should be less disruption overall to roads and transport networks.

The last of the 'beast from the east' as we lose the direct feed from Siberia Credit: Met Office/ ITV


Overall a much quieter day with the winds having moderated considerably from those of Thursday and Friday. Still some potential for further drifting of lying snow at higher levels, but much less than over the last couple of days.

Mainly dry with maybe some breaks in the cloud at times. Scattered snow showers will continue for a time in the far south and towards the Pennines, but little additional snow cover expected. Temperatures climbing a little above zero with ongoing gradual thaw of low lying snow. Any thawing at higher levels still limited.

A cold flow from the nearer continent over the next few days, not as biting Credit: ITV/ Met Office


Spells of rain and sleet moving northeastwards and falling as snow over hills in the east at higher elevations. Amounts of snow expected to be small, especially compared to recent days, but accumulations of a few cms possible and could hinder Trans-Pennine routes.

Temperatures a little more to +5°C at low levels with snow cover thawing steadily. Hills above 300m still struggling to get above freezing so any thaw will be slow.