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Yellow warning There are warnings of snow in the next 5 days for North East England

North East England

01:54 on Wednesday, 22 February 2017

There are no warnings for North East England on Wednesday 22 February 2017

01:54 on Thursday, 23 February 2017

Snow warning of yellow

Yellow warning of snow

Be aware

02:00 on Thursday until 18:00 on Thursday

Snow is expected over high ground of northern England and Scotland on Thursday and may fall to low levels for a time in Scotland. Snow accumulations of 5 to 10 cm are expected on some hills with 2 to 5 cm possible to lower levels to the north of the Central Lowlands. The largest accumulations of 10 to 20 cm are likely on highest parts of the north Pennines and Southern Uplands. In addition, strong winds are expected to develop with gusts of 50 to 60 mph. This will result in drifting of the snow and blizzard conditions over high ground. Associated heavy rain at lower levels will be an additional hazard. The combination of snow, strong winds and heavy rain is likely to lead to disruption to transport networks and perhaps power supplies.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A developing area of low pressure is expected to move across the UK on Thursday. The exact timings and track of this system remain uncertain but it looks likely that this will push across cold air in place over the northern half of the UK allowing for precipitation to fall as snow over high ground at least. There is then the potential for snow to come down to lower levels at times in heavier precipitation, perhaps more so as the system clears to the east. In addition heavy rain may lead to some localised flooding at lower levels.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here:

Issued at:
05:27 on Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Last modified at:
10:07 on Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Valid from:
02:00 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Valid until:
18:00 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Local Authorities affected

Aberdeenshire, Moray, Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, Falkirk, Fife, Perth and Kinross, Stirling, Argyll and Bute, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire, Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian Council, Scottish Borders, West Lothian, Durham, Northumberland, Darlington, Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, Highland and North Yorkshire

01:54 on Friday, 24 February 2017

There are no warnings for North East England on Friday 24 February 2017

01:54 on Saturday, 25 February 2017

There are no warnings for North East England on Saturday 25 February 2017

01:54 on Sunday, 26 February 2017

There are no warnings for North East England on Sunday 26 February 2017