Winter is well and truly upon us as weather forecasters are warning people across Lancashire to brace themselves for more wind, snow and freezing temperatures.
The Met Office issued a yellow warning for snow from midnight last night right through until midday on Saturday.
Motorists on Lancashire’s roads and motorways suffered delays at around 9.30am today as the snow began to fall.
Throughout the rest of today and tonight there are likely to be sunny spells and scattered sleet or snow showers, these could be heavy and thundery anywhere across the county.
It will feel cold in the brisk wind and temperatures overnight tonight will drop as low as five or six degrees at the very best in towns and cities - and to as cold as minus four or five on higher ground.
The outlook for Saturday to Monday isn’t much better with a mixture of sunny spells and scattered wintry showers, locally heavy and thundery.
It will be cold, with overnight frosts and ice.
Cloud will increase by Monday, perhaps with rain or snow later.
Mark Wilson, spokesman for the Met Office said: “Because we are expecting snow showers, it will be very hit and miss where it drops but on lower ground we could expect two to three centimetres in places.
“On higher ground there could be as much as 10cm.”
He added that outlook into next week wasn’t much better and it will remain cold.
Photographer Rob Lock took advantage of the first snowfalls to capture some images of Williamson Park and the Ashton Memorial in Lancaster.