WEATHER - Snow for Harrogate today

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Snow flurries are expected in Harrogate today, with heavy snowfall forecast for an hour this afternoon.

Temperatures are to dip to 2C this afternoon (Tuesday), with sleet showers expected from 2pm.

The weather will worsen for an hour from 3pm, with heavy snow showers forecast between 3pm and 4pm, clearing as the day goes on.

Through this evening and tonight, light snow showers are forecast for Harrogate from 6pm, lasting until midnight.

Weather warnings are in place from the Met Office for Yorkshire for ice and snow until midday tomorrow (Wednesday) and for wind until 3pm on Thursday.

The Met Office has issued the following forecast for the Harrogate District for coming days:

Today: “Risk early ice on untreated surfaces, then sunshine and showers. Showers will be sometimes heavy, perhaps thundery, and will become increasingly wintry, even to low levels. However, at low levels no significant accumulations of snow will occur. Feeling cold. Breezy. Maximum Temperature 4C.”

Tonight: “Despite remaining breezy a slight frost will occur, leading to ice on untreated surfaces. Also, scattered snow showers are likely to give accumulations of snow, especially over higher ground. Minimum Temperature -1C.”

Wednesday: “Early scattered snow showers soon clearing away, then dry, bright and breezy but cold. Through the evening becoming very windy with rain arriving, preceded temporarily by hill sleet and snow. Maximum Temperature 6C.”

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday: “Rain clearing to wintry showers through Thursday, these lasting into Saturday, leading to icy stretches on untreated surfaces each night. Very windy Thursday, but lighter winds Friday and Saturday.”