North East still gripped by wintry weather as South set for warmer weather

A North-South divide is forecast for the weekend following a Met Office warning of ice for this morning.

The North East has been waking up to icey conditions.
The North East has been waking up to icey conditions.

The cold snap this morning which has seen the North East wake up to temperatures as low as -4C (24.8F) will give way to warmer temperatures in the South, rising to as much as 14C (57.2F) over the weekend.

Met Office forecaster Charlie Powell: “During the weekend the UK will be split by a weather front with a North-South divide, although conditions will be similar across Saturday and Sunday.

“Wales and the Midlands and the South East should be mild, with temperatures peaking in London at 14C (57.2F).”

However, North of the divide temperatures are expected to be between 6C (42.8F) and 7C (44.6F) with a risk of rain and sleet on high ground.