Snow scenes from Northumberland.Snow scenes from Northumberland.
Snow scenes from Northumberland.

Picturesque scenes after blanket of snow carpets parts of Northumberland

Residents across parts of Northumberland woke to a blanket of snow this morning.

Several centimetres of snow fell in Berwick and Alnwick with a good covering to be seen on the Cheviot Hills.

It made it a difficult commute to work and school for many, although roads were passable with care.

The Met Office is forecasting a sunny but cold day with any wintry showers clearing.

Temperatures will struggle to rise above freezing in the north of the region, with a maximum temperature of 2°C.

A very cold night is forecast with clear skies throughout. Temperatures will drop below freezing across the region with a sharp frost expected, as well as a risk of icy patches. Minimum temperature -4°C.

Very cold conditions are expected to continue through the week.

Here are 17 pictures of the wintry weather.