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Move over Alps, skiers hit the slopes in England 

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Skiers and snowboarders have taken to the slopes in Northumberland, after snow fell in England. 

The volunteer-run tows of Allenheads in the Pennines to the north of Weardale rejoiced in the fresh powder after missing 28 of 32 days of snow in 2019/20 due to Covid restrictions. 

Yellow weather warnings for snow and ice have been issued for parts of northern England and Scotland on Thursday.

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The Met Office forecasts snowfall in Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cumbria, Merseyside, Yorkshire and Scotland between 10am and 4pm, followed by freezing conditions in the evening and wintry showers into Friday.

Met Office spokesman Grahame Madge said: “As we go into the overnight period temperatures will start to drop and in some of the sheltered glens in Scotland we could see minus 10 (Celsius) or even colder temperatures recorded. Across the UK there is not going to be many places that will remain above freezing.

“Thursday we will start to get this weather front coming in from the west. We are going to see that moisture-laden air coming in, bumping into this cold air and whenever you get that you tend to get transient snow. It’s likely to last for one or two hours.”

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