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Freezing forecast for Sunderland as Met Office warnings run until Monday

Flurries of snow and wild winds have hit Sunderland today - and the cold weather is set to last for a few days longer yet.

Met Office forecasters are predicting overnight temperatures to get below freezing heading into tomorrow, with 2°C being the maximum we'll see on Sunday.

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A Yellow alert is in place for the whole North East region, warning people of snow and ice. A further warning has been set for Monday morning for ice only.

Temperatures are expected to feel colder than the forecast 3°C and 4°C - so make sure you wrap up warm when you're out and about.

It's due to get slightly milder at the start of this coming week, with highs of 7°C and 8°C forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Looking out to sea in Sunderland on March 17.

Looking out to sea in Sunderland on March 17.

The waves are getting up at the coast.

The waves are getting up at the coast.

Wind, sleet and flurries of snow have hit Sunderland today.

Wind, sleet and flurries of snow have hit Sunderland today.

Wrapped up warm at the coast.

Wrapped up warm at the coast.