White Christmas as parts of England wake up to snow

It’s officially a White Christmas for parts of the UK, as people in parts of England woke up to a dusting of snow.

The Met Office has confirmed early morning snowfall in parts of Humberside and Suffolk this morning.

Leconsfield, near Beverley, woke up to find flurries had fallen overnight, while weather experts also said there had been snowfall in Wattisham in Suffolk.

Photos from an estate in Grimsby also show car windscreens with a light sprinkle of the white stuff, reports GrimsbyLive.

But there will be no such luck for Devon and Cornwall, which instead is set to be battered by wind and rain from Boxing Day.

A ‘yellow’ weather warning for heavy rain has been issued for Devon and Cornwall, from 6pm on Boxing Day until 9am on December 27.

Storm Bella is due to batter the region on Boxing Day with 80mph and torrential rain.

The Exeter -based national weather forecaster says conditions across the UK will turn increasingly unsettled through to December 27, with strengthening winds and heavy rain moving in from the north.

All a part of Storm Bella, the yellow warning for rain across the region comes at the same time as an Amber warning for wind, which the Met Office warns could pose a “danger to life.”

Snow has fallen in parts of northern Lincolnshire on Christmas morning
Snow has fallen in parts of northern Lincolnshire on Christmas morning
(Image: Grimsby Live/Sophie Barber)

Overlapping with the Amber wind warning, the yellow rain warning comes into force just four hours earlier, at 6pm tomorrow, and will remain in place until 9am on the morning of Sunday 27 December.

With gusts of up to 80mph expected on exposed local coasts, The Met Office says Storm Bella will bring disruption to travel and utilities over parts of south and southeast England and south Wales.

The Amber warning covers all of Cornwall, parts of north and south Devon – including Plymouth and Torbay – and North and East Devon.

Plymouth Live