ANOTHER spell of cold weather is heading for York and North Yorkshire, bringing wintry showers on easterly winds.

The Met Office says temperatures are set to rise no higher than 3C on Saturday and Sunday in York, with sleet and snow showers blowing across the region from the North Sea.

The cold spell is not expected to be as bitter as the recent blast from Siberia, dubbed The Beast from the East, which made temperatures feel as low as -10C because of the wind-chill factor, and it is not expected to last for as long. However, it will still be much colder than normal as we get into spring.

Today and tomorrow are set to be cloudy but mostly dry, with maximum temperatures of 10C, and it is then expected to turn wet later on Thursday and into Friday before turning colder with wintry showers and easterly winds later on Friday.

Temperatures are expected to rise again next week.