Yellow weather warning for snow and rain has been issued for the North East

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and rain for the North East for Monday, February 24 and warns of possible travel disruptions and flooding.

By Candice Farrow
Sunday, 23rd February 2020, 12:01 pm
Updated Sunday, 23rd February 2020, 12:10 pm
The Met Office say there could be snow in the early hours.
The Met Office say there could be snow in the early hours.

A yellow weather warning has been issued by the Met Office for Monday, February 24 between the hours of 2am and 3pm. Snow and flooding is to be expected which may cause travel disruptions.

The Met Office said: “A band of rain reaching southern parts of northern England during Sunday night quickly turns to snow before spreading northeastwards across the rest of the warning area.

“Across northern England, snow will then turn to rain from the south and west through the course of the morning before slowly turning to rain at lower levels over the part of the warning area in Scotland.

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A yellow weather warning for snow and rain has been issued for the North East.

“A brief spell of freezing rain is possible as snow begins to turn to rain, leading to icy stretches.

“Meanwhile, given saturated ground and recent flooding, the combination of snow melt and rain may also bring about some disruption, mainly over parts of northern England.”

The public are advised to stay away from swollen rivers and not to walk or drive through flood water.

What to expect:

There could be travel delays on roads, vehicles may become stranded and delays or cancellations to rail or air travel are possible.

Power cuts may may occur.

Spray and flooding may lead to difficult driving conditions and road closures.

Rural communities may become cut off by flood water.