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Overview - After Storm Freya - Windy & wintry - Snow on Snaefell

Snow on Snaefell, Isle of Man. Photo: SUSIE MacKENZIE-FIDLIN

Storm Freya rattled through the North West last night, bringing gale force winds for many parts of the region.

Conditions across the north west didn't break records but for a brief time, just before midnight, gusts peaked at 53mph along the coast (Fleetwood, Crosby, Walney Island) with Met Office data sites over the tops of the Pennines reaching gusts to 70mph.

Snow on higher ground, Isle of Man. Credit: SUSIE MacKENZIE-FIDLIN

As Freya moved through the region the rain was intense enough, and the air digging in behind cold enough, to turn rain to snow over parts of Cumbria and higher ground on the Isle of Man.

A big thank you to regular contributor Susie MacKenzie-Fidlin for these amazing shots, taken earlier today in the sunshine, sent to our weather email address - granada.weather@itv.com.

Blue sky and last night's snow, Isle of Man Credit: SUSIE MacKENZIE-FIDLIN

Winds will be strong and gusty at times through this week, but we don't anticipate wind strengths to be as intense.

Showers or rain could also contain hail and wet snow but we don't expect anymore than a light dusting over higher ground.