As the MET office issues a yellow warning for ice for Greater Manchester, Salfordians enjoy the first sprinkle of snow this winter.

During the early hours of this morning, storm Arwen brought through heavy gusts of wind and light snow.

“Surfaces may become icy in places on Sunday night and early Monday, making for tricky travel,” forecasters say.

“Showers or longer spells of sleet and snow should tend to clear this evening.

“As skies clear, a widespread frost will develop, leading to the chance of icy surfaces in these areas, and also where lying snow has partly melted during the day.”

Many Salford citizens have taken to Twitter to share their surprise at waking up to snow, Candice Buchanan tweeted: “First #snow in Salford this winter. A momentous occasion, we never get snow here”, accompanied by a gorgeous video of snow-covered houses in her neighborhood. 

Blue Peter garden in Media City, covered in a thin layer of snow.

The snow has also caused some stir in the football community, one fan tweeted: “Salford can play despite the snow. Premier Leauge Burnley can’t”, prompted by Salford City FC saying that they managed to kick off at 13:30 today despite the weather conditions.


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