Yellow warnings of snow and ice issued for North East England

A plough clears the B6295 near Carrshield on the Northumberland border. Picture: Owen Humphreys/Press Association.
A plough clears the B6295 near Carrshield on the Northumberland border. Picture: Owen Humphreys/Press Association.
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The Met Office has put out two weather warnings for the North East, starting tomorrow.

The yellow warnings, which mean the public should be aware of the conditions, are for snow and ice in the region.

Currently, they are due to become active on Tuesday at 4am and run until midday. Weather conditions will be monitored, and the warnings can be updated or amended at any time.

The affected areas in the North East region are Northumberland, Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Sunderland, South Tyneside, Stockton-on-Tees, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Darlington.

The warning, on the Met Office website, said: "Rain will move northeast across Scotland and North East England on Tuesday morning, falling initially as snow which will accumulate in places.

"Rain may also fall onto frozen surfaces for a time, which could result in very icy conditions. Snow accumulations at low-levels will vary across the warning area, though up to 2cm are possible, with 5cm above 200m and 10cm or more above 500m.

"Snow will turn to rain again as much milder conditions follow from the southwest by the afternoon."

Members of the public are being warned by the office that the conditions could cause some disruption to travel.

The Met Office can also issue orange warnings, which mean "be prepared" and red warnings, which mean "take action".