Weather warnings for snow, ice and wind have been issued for North East England by the Met Office.
The yellow warning (be aware) for snow and ice is valid until noon tomorrow. The Met Office states: “Heavy showers are expected across the area, these falling as snow at low levels across much of Scotland and Northern Ireland, confined more to hills over Northern England. Occasional accumulations of 2-4cm are likely, with more than 8cm on high ground. The public should be aware of the risk of some difficult driving conditions.”
A yellow warning has also been issued for high winds and is valid until 6pm today. The Met Office states: “The public should be aware of the risk of disruption to both transport and power supplies, as well as the risk of some structural damage. Large waves may lead to dangerous conditions along some coasts. The winds should gradually ease from the west later in the day.”
The weather has had an impact on the grass-roots football calendar. A number of matches have been postponed in the Northern Alliance, including Wooler’s Division One match at Gosforth Bohemians.