STUNNING drone footage has been taken of snowfall across North Yorkshire.

The footage of wintry weather at Reeth was taken by Steven Curtis, an air traffic controller at Durham Tees Valley Airport.

Mr Curtis, of Darlington, has just started filming with drones and is starting a business in 2017.

Meanwhile, forecasters say there is a possiblity of more snow across the country on Saturday.

But the Met Office said the snow was only likely to lie on higher ground in western and north-western areas, with snow in more southern areas expected to clear.

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A spokesman for the forecaster said: "What we're seeing is normal for this time of year. There have been flurries as far south as Exeter but that has been more wet slush and is likely to turn to rain.

"We are expecting showers in western and north-western areas today which could fall as snow on hills."

He said more snow might be seen on Friday in areas of Wales, Yorkshire, the Lake District and western parts of Scotland.

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings of ice for the Midlands, the north of England, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Over the weekend the snow is likely to turn to rain across the country but there could still be a scattering of the white stuff on higher peaks.

A Flybe plane travelling from Manchester to Amsterdam had to be diverted back to the airport on Friday morning after a lightning strike, as the North West was hit by storms.

An airline spokeswoman said: "Flybe can confirm that the aircraft operating the above flight returned from airborne this morning as a precautionary measure following a lightning strike.

"The aircraft landed safely without further incident and all 56 passengers disembarked as normal."

The passengers were moved on to another plane, which was set to depart later on Friday morning.

The spokeswoman added: "The incidence of lightning is a relatively common in-flight weather occurrence throughout the world.

"As a result, certification demands all aircraft must be rigorously tested and conductive airframes proven to be able to withstand the harshest weather conditions and that no on-board technical equipment or apparatus - that includes fuel tanks - are at risk of damage in any way from any such lightning activity.

"The safety of its passengers and crew is the airline's number one priority and Flybe would like to apologise to passengers for any inconvenience experienced from the disruption to their travel."

Weather warnings of wind and rain on Sunday have been issued for the South of England.

The Met Office issued yellow weather warnings and said areas including Sussex and Kent could see winds of 45mph-55mph, with gusts of up to 65mph possible in south coastal locations.

The forecaster also said 0.8in-1.2in (20mm-30mm) of rain could fall in a six to 12-hour period in those areas on Sunday.