Video: Tuesday snow update and school closures
MUCH of the UK will escape further snow today, 24 hours after widespread snowfall caused travel problems for motorists and rail users.
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While Britain is bracing itself for a prolonged cold snap, there will be some respite with dry and bright weather today, albeit with a nip in the air.
Eastern parts of England and Scotland had snow overnight, with as much as 17cm (7in) falling in some parts of Norfolk, though the majority of areas experienced 2-5cm (1-2in). In Wales there were heavy showers during the night, which turned to snow on higher ground.
Temperatures fell to -3C in Bainbridge, North Yorkshire and at Eskdalemuir in southern Scotland, and was below freezing across many northern parts of the UK.
Nick Prebble, a forecaster with MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association, warned there would be a sprinkling of snow along some parts of eastern England today, but said most of the country would be dry.
He said: “There will be sub-zero temperatures across much of the UK over the next few nights. South-west England will be a bit milder, but otherwise it will be a bit cold.
“We are going to see some snow showers in eastern parts of England. Wintry showers will come off the North Sea, so bordering counties could see another centimetre or two of snow where it does fall. But elsewhere it should be fairly dry.”
The A19 in North Yorkshire has hazardous driving conditions between the A61 junction in Thirsk and the A66 junction in Middlesbrough, because of snow.
The following schools are reported closed today (Tuesday}
Wenslydale School, Leyburn
Cracoe and Rylstone Voluntary Controlled C of E Primary School
Dacre Braithwaite Church of England (VA) Primary School
Arkengarthdale C of E Primary School
Beckwithshaw Community Primary School
Craven Pupil Referral Unit
Bramcote Junior School
Sleights C of E Primary School
St. Augustine’s R.C School
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Weather for Yorkshire
Tuesday 21 May 2013
Temperature: 8 C to 15 C
Wind Speed: 16 mph
Wind direction: North
Temperature: 4 C to 15 C
Wind Speed: 20 mph
Wind direction: North west