Snow falls and settles in Yorkshire - and Arctic blasts set to bring more freezing weather

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Heavy snow has fallen across North Yorkshire today while flurries have hit East, West and South Yorkshire.

North Yorkshire has seen some heavy snow - as these photos from @NorthYorkswx on Twitter show.

Sheffield and Leeds have also been coated in flurries of the white stuff. Lodge Moor in Sheffield had snow for over an hour, while LS15 East Leeds has seen snowfalls.

Richmondshire and various parts of North Yorkshire have had it the worst, though, with some roads becoming impassable during the early hours of the morning.

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Snow fell in parts of Scotland and north-east England on Saturday morning, as most of the UK felt much colder temperatures.

Snow was seen in higher parts of the country on what one meteorologist called "some of the coldest October days in a decade".

Snow has hit North Yorkshire - and more could be on the way. Photo: @NorthYorkswx on Twitter

Snow has hit North Yorkshire - and more could be on the way. Photo: @NorthYorkswx on Twitter

Heavy snow fell in parts of County Durham and North Yorkshire, as people who headed out early on Saturday found their cars covered and frozen.

John West at the Met Office told the Press Association flurries could continue throughout the weekend.

He said: "With the temperatures that we are seeing - struggling to reach double figures across the country - these are some of the coldest October days in a decade, much colder than average.

"We have seen some snow this morning, more up in Scotland. Aviemore has had around 1cm."

Snow has hit North Yorkshire - and more could be on the way. Photo: @NorthYorkswx on Twitter

Snow has hit North Yorkshire - and more could be on the way. Photo: @NorthYorkswx on Twitter

Mr West explained that in the north-east of England it is "mostly sleety wet snow" pictures coming in from "people out there driving this morning" but it continues to be "quite showery".

The forecaster added: "It is going to be cold over the next couple of days, but will start to peter out tomorrow.

"We will have some high pressure building in giving us a more settled picture, but we may continue to see some snowshowers today and tomorrow.

"Temperatures will recover quite slowly but it is not likely to be as wintry."

Snow has hit North Yorkshire - and more could be on the way. Photo: @NorthYorkswx on Twitter

Snow has hit North Yorkshire - and more could be on the way. Photo: @NorthYorkswx on Twitter