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Weather warnings


Find details of weather warnings in place across the North East region.

The Met Office has issued the following weather warnings for the County

Yellow (be aware) Warning of Ice

Valid from 4.00pm Friday 30 January to 11.00am Saturday 31 January 2015

Icy stretches are likely to form on untreated surfaces on Friday evening, overnight and into Saturday morning. In addition, further accumulation of snow are likely on high ground, especially across the northern half of the Country.

The public should be aware of the risk of difficult driving conditions.

Yellow (be aware) Warning of Snow

Valid from 12.15am Saturday 31 January to 11.45pm Saturday 31 January 2015

Further sleet and snow showers will affect parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland from Saturday morning, with snow falling to lower levels and extending further south through the day. This will lead to some large accumulations on high ground, with some settling at low levels too. These will be associated with strong winds (gusts 50-60 mph across northwest Scotland) so drifting and temporary blizzard conditions are likely. Some longer spells of sleet and snow are also possible, especially across the high ground of Scotland and northeast England.

The public should be aware of the potential for disruption from these conditions. This warning will be kept under review and  updated as and when necessary.

Yellow (be aware) Alert of Snow

Valid from 12.15am Sunday 1 February to 11.45pm Monday 2 February 2015

Further snow showers will affect parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland on Sunday leading to some locally large accumulations, and the showers may spread along eastern and western coasts of England and Wales. The showers will be associated with strong winds so drifting and temporary blizzard conditions are possible as well as icy stretches. The public should be aware of the potential for disruption from these conditions.

Snow showers are likely to continue to affect similar areas into Monday bringing further accumulations.

This is an update to the Alert issued on Thursday to reduce the extent of the yellow area across the West country and east Wales, whilst more of northwest Wales and west Cornwall have been included. This is due to a reduced risk of more persistent sleet and snow on Monday relative to that originally described.

The public is advised to take extra care

Yellow (be aware) Alert of Snow

Valid from 12.15am Tuesday 3 February to 11.45pm Tuesday 3 February 2015

Snow showers will continue to affect parts of Scotland and England during Tuesday. The showers will mainly be across eastern coastal districts to begin with, but through the course of the day, snow showers will move further inland to affect northeast England, the Midlands and parts of southeast England. Accumulations of snow are possible in places, even to low-levels. The public should be aware of the potential for disruption to travel.

Last updated: 12.15pm Friday 30 January 2015.