Snow is expected to fall across parts of Lancashire today with the Met Office issuing a yellow weather warning.

East Lancashire, including Burnley, Rossendale, Colne, Pendle, as well as the Ribble Valley are to be hit by snow, with as much as 10cm expected in places.

The warning came into effect last night (December 3) at 11.40pm and will be in place until 9am this morning.

Weather experts predicted the snow to fall over hills and mountains yesterday, before turning more widespread through the night.

More of the white stuff is expected throughout the morning on Friday.

The Met Office is warning that travel may be disrupted as a result of the weather.

Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: "Further spells of snow are expected over hills and mountains today before snow turns more widespread for a time this evening and overnight. Snow will then fade, turning to rain for some, later in the night and on Friday morning.

"Today, a further 2-5 cm is possible above 300-400 m. Tonight, snow may briefly settle across areas as low as 150 m above sea level before the snow level rises as milder air arrives from the east.

"2-5 cm of snow is then possible above 150 m, with transient sleet/snow at lower elevations. Steadily increasing amounts are likely at higher levels; perhaps as much as 5-10 cm above 400 m. The bulk of tonight's snow will tend to be over the Pennines."

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