Snowy blast heading for west Northumberland this week

Snow forecast for this week.
Snow forecast for this week.

A snow warning has been issued for western parts of Northumberland later this week.

The Met Office said a cold and increasingly showery north-westerly flow is expected to develop during Wednesday and last through Thursday.

Accumulating snow is likely away from coastal districts, especially overnight, with 2-5cm locally at low levels and more than 10cm on higher ground, above about 150m. Areas to the east of the Cheviot Hills and Pennines are less likely to be affected by snow.

Strong and gusty winds will likely accompany snow showers and lead to significantly reduced visibility at times. The public should be aware of the potential for disruption to travel.

The warning was issued at 10am this morning and will be updated tomorrow as the picture becomes clearer.