Hartlepool turns into a winter wonderland in first snow fall

Hartlepool is winter white as the first snow falls this season.

Youngsters were pulling on their wellies and woollen mits to play in the snow on the way to school.

Dog fun in the snow - image sent in by Liz Horsley.

Dog fun in the snow - image sent in by Liz Horsley.

Across the town and Billingham people have been sending in videos and photographs of fun in the white stuff.

The Met Office said throughout today there will be biting northerly winds with local coastal gales developing and maximum temperature reaching 3 °C.

There will be further wintry showers through the night and a cold and frosty start to Friday with wintry showers becoming lighter and less frequent by afternoon. Best of sunny spells in morning then turning cloudy by dusk and maximum temperature 5 °C.

The outlook for Saturday to Monday is weather turning milder during the weekend with some mainly light rain possible.

Winter white in Greatham - image sent in by Lesley Patterson.

Winter white in Greatham - image sent in by Lesley Patterson.

Hutton Avenue looking festive - photo by Katrin Bruce.

Hutton Avenue looking festive - photo by Katrin Bruce.

A chilly morning in Hartlepool - photo by Jasvir Singh.

A chilly morning in Hartlepool - photo by Jasvir Singh.

Brrrr - it's cold out there. Photo by Diane Kennedy.

Brrrr - it's cold out there. Photo by Diane Kennedy.

Super heroes build themselves a snowman in York Road - photo by Rachel Budd.

Super heroes build themselves a snowman in York Road - photo by Rachel Budd.