Temperature to drop as low as -6 in Yorkshire as cold snap continues - but warmer weather is on the way

Temperatures are set to plummet overnight as Yorkshire will wake up to some frosty mornings in the coming days - but the weather should be warmer during the day according to forecasters.

Yorkshire is set for some frosty mornings this week. (PIc: SWNS)

The maximum temperature in Yorkshire should reach double figures most days over the coming week, according to The Met Office, but as expected it's the night time when things get really cold.

The temperature will drop to as low as -6°C overnight tonight (Apr 12) with it warming up once the sun comes out. The next week is expected to be clear and bright, if not as warm as some people might hope with pubs now allowed to serve food and alcohol to customers sitting outside.The Met Office forecast for today says: "A dry and frosty, but mostly sunny start with light winds. Cloudier from late morning with sunny spells and perhaps a few isolated showers by the afternoon; these wintry on hills. Still rather cold, but feeling warmer in the sunshine. Maximum temperature 10 °C.

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"Soon becoming dry this evening with skies clearing across most parts. Widely very cold and frosty overnight, especially in eastern areas. Light winds. Minimum temperature -6 °C."

Tuesday will see more bright sunshine with the odd showers scattered around the county, with a high of 11 °C.

The forecast for the rest of the week says: "Some isolated daytime showers, otherwise mainly dry with decent sunny or clear periods. Daytime temperatures near normal. Overnight frosts with some mist and fog, though soon clearing by day."

Temperatures could peak at around 12 °C by the weekend.