Warning of icy roads in Northumberland tomorrow

Motorist in Northumberland have been warned of icy conditions expected tomorrow morning.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 7th March 2016, 3:31 pm
Updated Monday, 7th March 2016, 3:36 pm
The weather warning issued today.
The weather warning issued today.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of widespread ice throughout the county and snow on higher ground, which is in place from 3am to 9am.

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The alert issued this morning says: "A widespread frost will develop during Monday evening, then outbreaks of rain, sleet or snow will arrive from the west during the first part of Tuesday.

"Rain or sleet falling onto freezing surfaces will bring a risk of ice, whilst snow will fall briefly to quite low levels, especially across the north-east of Scotland and northern England, but will become confined to high ground through the morning. Please be aware of the risk of icy surfaces and the potential for some difficult travelling conditions on Tuesday morning, especially on high level routes."

The chief forecaster at the Met Office added: "An occluding frontal system will move east across the UK during Tuesday morning bringing a mixture of rain, sleet or snow. This will fall onto sub-zero surfaces for a time to give a risk of ice. Snow will mainly affect higher ground above 150 metres, with accumulations of 1cm to 3cm in places, but falling to low levels for a time in the north-east of Scotland and over parts of northern England. Snow will become confined to the hills through the morning before clearing eastwards."