Snow warning issued for parts of Northumberland

The Met Office has issued a yellow 'be aware' warning for snow in areas of Northumberland on Easter Monday.

Friday, 30th March 2018, 10:08 am
Updated Friday, 30th March 2018, 10:20 am
More snow expected on Easter Monday.

The west of the county is set to be hit by another dose of the white stuff between 12.15am and 11.45pm, after the two Beasts from the East had such a impact on the county early this month.

As a weather system moves in from the south and comes up against cold air over the UK, there is the chance that rain could turn to heavy snow in places. Several centimetres of snow are possible, especially over hills, with drifting in strong winds.

The Met Office warning

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There is also the possibility of a few centimetres of wet snow gathering at lower levels.

The Met Office say: 'At present, the extent and amounts of any snow are very uncertain, and it is quite possible that snow might not be too disruptive.'

'There is a small chance of travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel, and as a slight chance that some rural communities could become cut off.

'There is also a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected.'

The Met Office warning