Winter’s back with a vengeance from the weekend, with York and North Yorkshire set for a snowy few days.
The Met Office has issued yellow alerts for snow and ice for the region, running from midday on Saturday to late on Monday night.
The warnings state: “Snow showers for many with a cold easterly wind. Disruption to travel is possible.”
It may feel as cold as minus 5C across sections of the UK from Sunday, with a band of cold air forecast to move in from the east, remaining in place for the early part of next week.
For York, the forecast suggest snow showers on the Sunday, and snow accumulating to a couple of centimetres on Monday.
Met Office spokeswoman Nicola Maxey said: “We could see a drop of about 10C in widely expected daytime temperatures going into the weekend and next week.
“Cold air will come in from the east over the weekend, which will bring temperatures down.
“That doesn’t take into account the wind chill, so those cold winds may make it feel much colder than temperatures.”