Storm Christoph has brought disruption as heavy rain and strong winds have battered the region, but now the gritters are on standby.

People are being told to brace themselves as the wet weather makes way for cold overnight.

The Met Office, which is responsible for issuing weather warnings, has issued a yellow warning for ice overnight following a clearance of rain and snow, leading to difficult travel conditions.

Following the warning Bury Council shared a photo of its gritters.

And the council told residents its teams would be out treating priority routes.

"It never rains but ...the Met Office has issued a Yellow warning for ice overnight after the downpours finally end, so our teams will out gritting later to treat our priority routes," the council said from its official Twitter account.

"Ice now too," commented one follower on the extreme weather.

"It's a weather warning fest," said Oldham Weather, which shares weather forecasts for the north west.

"Just missing the high UV level warning..." quipped one follower.

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The Met Office forecasts heavy snow at 10pm.

"Heavy rain will turn wintry, especially over hills, as temperatures drop," it states.

During the morning Storm Christoph clears leaving behind wintry showers," says the Met Office.

Tomorrow showers are predicted throughout the day, often heavy and turning wintry over higher ground. There will be some clear spells too but with strengthening winds and coastal gale, and it will be cold with a risk of frost overnight.

The outlook for the weekend is further showers on Friday, clearer and drier on Saturday, and more persistent heavier rain on Sunday.

It will be often windy and wintry throughout with a risk of icy mornings.