THIS was the scene at 7.30am today at Newby Head Pass, between Ingleton and Hawes on the B6255. Drifting snow of yesterday has been blown out overnight, and roads have been gritted, but there is still the odd white patch.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of wind for North and West Yorkshire up until midnight.

Meanwhile, a yellow warning for snow remains in place up until just before midnight tomorrow (Saturday).

The weather forecast is for the continuation of very cold weather, snow showers and strong winds.

Today will remain bitterly cold with mainly light snow showers, especially across North Yorkshire and Pennine areas.

The strong easterly wind will continue causing drifting of existing snow and severe wind chill and with a maximum temperature of just 1 degrees centigrade.

Further snow showers are expected tonight, but mostly light, while drifting of existing snow is still possible. Temperatures tonight are expected to drop to minus 4. Tomorrow (Saturday) is expected to be cloudy with occasional snow showers, but these will fade as the day goes on with conditions becoming drier, and with a maximum temperature of just two degrees above freezing.

From Sunday to Tuesday, temperatures are likely to slowly recover, with bands of rain or showers coming in. Snow will still be possible in higher places, and overnight frosts likely.