Snow falls in East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph: Snow on Pendle Hill. Photo: Chris Walker Snow on Pendle Hill. Photo: Chris Walker

The first snow of the winter fell in East Lancashire this morning.

The Lancashire Telegraph has received reports of snow falling in Burnley, Darwen and the Ribble Valley. There were were also sleet showers in Blackburn.

East Lancashire woke up to icy conditions yesterday - and the cold weather is set to continue into the weekend.

Pendle Hill was given a dusting of white as temperatures dropped to around -3C.

And motorists were advised to take extra care on the roads after gritters from both Lancashire County and Blackburn with Darwen Borough councils were out in force.

Today the Met Office predicted temperatures across East Lancashire will reach no higher than 2C, falling to around -1C. However because of the windchill factor it will feel more like -7C.

Tomorrow will be cloudy, with sunny intervals with temperatures reaching 3C. Over the weekend there will also be sunny spells and clouds, with a high of 4C and lows of -1.

Michael Dukes, director of forecasting at MeteoGroup, has warned of continuing difficult driving conditions.

He said: "There could be some widespread ice issues this morning in Scotland and in north west England. There will be some rain, sleet and snow falling over frozen ground."

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10:24am Thu 6 Dec 12

George White Bread says...

Hang on a minute, hasn't Pendle Hill been sold ?
Hang on a minute, hasn't Pendle Hill been sold ? George White Bread

10:30am Thu 6 Dec 12

shytalk says...

George White Bread wrote:
Hang on a minute, hasn't Pendle Hill been sold ?
Yep the developers will be moving in after Christmas.
[quote][p][bold]George White Bread[/bold] wrote: Hang on a minute, hasn't Pendle Hill been sold ?[/p][/quote]Yep the developers will be moving in after Christmas. shytalk

11:57am Thu 6 Dec 12

BROCKSDAD says...

Freezing in the winter! thought this was quite normal
Freezing in the winter! thought this was quite normal BROCKSDAD

12:37pm Thu 6 Dec 12

hunter3062 says...

help i hear you cry..wimps i reply..why does everything stop in the 21st century? get on with it its snow not a holocaust it comes each and every year.
help i hear you cry..wimps i reply..why does everything stop in the 21st century? get on with it its snow not a holocaust it comes each and every year. hunter3062

4:40pm Thu 6 Dec 12

retired one says...

It is Winter - it snows. This isn't news.
It is Winter - it snows. This isn't news. retired one

5:12pm Thu 6 Dec 12

Norman Pitkin says...

It's not winter for another fortnight. It's still autumn.
It's not winter for another fortnight. It's still autumn. Norman Pitkin

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