Arctic blast to bring more snow to the North East this week

Snow could make a return to our region tomorrow.
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Wintry conditions including the "risk of snow" and freezing temperatures could reach the North East on Wednesday thanks to a blast of cold air from the Arctic, the Met Office said.

Forecaster Mark Wilson said people in the region facing a cold crisp winter's day on Tuesday with some sunny spells may find there is "definitely some risk of snow" on Wednesday.

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He said: "People should wrap up warm. There is a potential that central parts of the UK could see some snow at lower levels. We do not expect to see significant accumulation."

This may be no more than 0.8in (2cm).

Some sleety wet snow could also hit East Anglia, the East and West Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber with temperatures of around 2C-4C (35.6F-39.2F) generally and 6C-7C (42.8F-44.6F) in parts of Scotland.

Mr Wilson warned there could be freezing temperatures if it snows and "there is obviously a risk of ice as well".

Mr Wilson said the cold, wet and windy conditions will become much milder by Saturday, reaching around 10C-12C (50F-53.6F).

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A yellow warning for heavy rain has been issued for western parts of Scotland, suggesting there could be 1in-1.6in (25mm-40mm) or as much as 2.4in (60mm) on higher ground.

The warning runs from 10am on Tuesday through to midday on Wednesday.