Blizzards forecast this weekend

NAPB 1301261AM7 Nidderdale in the snow. Greenhow. Picture: Adrian Murray (1301261AM7)
NAPB 1301261AM7 Nidderdale in the snow. Greenhow. Picture: Adrian Murray (1301261AM7)

A weather warning has been issued for snow and wind this weekend (November 20 and 21).

The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for snow and wind from 4pm on Friday November 20 to 10am on Saturday November 21.

Forecaster say the snow will mainly affect high ground at first but will fall to lower levels on Friday night. 1-4 cm is likely at some lower levels but with 5-10 cm above 150 m, with drifting in the strong to gale force north or northwesterly winds.

Severe gales with gusts to 60 mph could bring blizzard conditions to the highest routes later Friday evening and overnight.

The more persistent snow and strong winds will have cleared by Saturday morning but ice will remain on high roads.