Parts of the borough have been covered in light snowfall today, Thursday, after the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for snow across the region.

The weather warning is now in force across Bury for snow until 6am tomorrow, Friday.

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Light snow has been falling in Bury and got increasingly heavier as the afternoon went on with place likes Ramsbottom receiving a light dusting.

The Met Office said strong and gusty easterly winds may lead to “some drifting in places”, and that 10-15cm of snow is expected quite widely across the warning area.

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Met Office meteorologist Amy Bokota said that most places would see a return to milder conditions by the end of today, Thursday.

She said: “It will be quite a short-lived cold snap for much of the UK but continuing on a little bit longer through parts of northern England and Scotland into the early hours of Friday and the start of the weekend.”

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Going into Friday there will be highs of 7°C and lows of 4°C, the sun will rise at 7.41am and the sun will set at 5.06pm.

Rain looks to be the main feature of tomorrow's weather which should clear most of the snow.