Winter clings on as Met Office issues snow, wind and ice warning for North East

Snow has hit South Yorkshire today
Snow has hit South Yorkshire today

Motorists are being warned of possible ice, snow and strong winds on roads across the North East.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning, alerting people to ‘be aware’ of the wintry weather that is set to bring freezing temperatures during the run-up to Easter.

There isn’t expected to be a great deal of snow falling over our region, but freezing temperatures and gales will cause difficult conditions on the roads.

The chief forecaster’s assesment states: “Snow accumulations will very variable given the showery situation, but are likely to be greatest over high ground in northern Scotland. There is also the risk of some slight accumulations even to low-levels further south into northern England, especially across Cumbria and Pennine areas.”

It adds: “The wind will become northwesterly by Tuesday morning, and although easing for a time, it will become very gusty through the day, particularly near showers.

“The public should be aware of the potential for hazardous driving conditions, though the risk will decrease quickly on Tuesday morning as temperatures rise again.”