‘Arctic airmass’ set to bring heavy snow to the North East

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MORE snow could be on the way for parts of the North East, according to Met Office forecasters.

The agency has issued yellow alerts for the region covering the next four days as ice, sleet and snow continue to be a risk.

The Met Office warning for the North East states icy conditions are expected throughout the North East in the coming days as “road surface temperatures will fall widely below freezing”.

Wintry showers are expected over the weekend with snow set to lay on higher ground.

Conditions are expected to deteriorate further through Sunday and into the start of next week with widespread snow forecast.

The warning states: “The arctic airmass, by this time already firmly established across the UK, will continue to bring frequent and heavy snow showers to eastern parts of the UK. During Tuesday, a subtle change in wind direction will allow showers to spread further inland, with snow showers possibly falling quite widely across northern England (east of the Pennines), along with the Midlands and parts of southeast England.

“The airmass is sufficiently cold for snow showers to accumulate at low-levels and some locally heavy falls are possible.”