The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow to the north east as an area of low pressure is set to run into cold air.
This weather warning is in place from 4am to 9pm on Saturday (16 March), covering Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland.
‘mixture of rain, sleet and snow’
The Met Office said: “A developing area of low pressure is expected to track across Northern Ireland, northern England and southern Scotland on Saturday.
“As this runs into colder air, snow is likely to develop, particularly in any heavier bursts of precipitation.
“The largest snowfall amounts will be confined to higher ground, with the potential for 10-20 cm of snow above 350 m.
“Between 100 m and 350 m elevation, a mixture of rain, sleet and snow is more likely, but there is potential for accumulations of 2-5 cm, and a small chance of 10 cm should the precipitation be heavy enough to maintain snow for a longer duration.”
What to expect from this weather warning
A spell of snow may bring some travel disruption, especially over higher ground.
- There is a small chance of significant travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel