Freezing temperatures to hit Yorkshire as forecasters warn of ice and snow

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Yorkshire is set to be hit by a freezing spell of cold weather this week, as temperatures are forecast to plummet to an icy -3C.

The weather is set to turn bitterly cold heading into this evening, with the Met Office warning of widespread frost and potentially icy and snowy conditions in some parts.

Temperatures could dip to a freezing -3C in Yorkshire this week

Temperatures could dip to a freezing -3C in Yorkshire this week

The Met Office issued a yellow weather alert for ice earlier this morning, with the warning covering parts of Scotland and the north of England, and parts of Northern England could also see snowfall later in the week.

Most of the snow is predicted to fall on higher ground in the north, and temperatures in Leeds are forecast to fall below 0C over the nights this week.

A Met Office spokesman told Metro.co.uk: "Monday night going into Tuesday will be particularly cold, as rain from the south west bumps into colder air and snow across northern England and northern Wales as well as parts of Scotland.

"We’re expecting some snow on higher ground in Northern England and Northern Wales, with nothing too significant on lower levels."

Temperatures are forecast to fall to a chilly 1C across Yorkshire heading into this evening and while the weather will remain dry, some frost will develop overnight and the wintry weather could plummet to as low as -3C.

The cold snap will continue into tomorrow, with some chilly but sunny spells in the morning, before turning increasingly cloudy throughout the afternoon.

Heavy rain could strike on Tuesday night, with some signficant snowfall possible over the northern Pennines and temperatures dropping to an icy 0C.