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Snow and ice set to return to North East as Met Office issues weather warning

Snow and ice are on the way to us. Picture: Kev Wilson.
Snow and ice are on the way to us. Picture: Kev Wilson.

Cold air from the Arctic is heading to the UK - and we're set to see more snow and ice in the region this weekend.

A range of severe weather warnings have been issued by the Met Office for towards the end of the week - with the North East expected to be hit by the cold weather on Friday night, into Saturday.

Met Office forecasters have issued a Yellow weather warning for ice and snow, and it will come into force at 5pm on Friday.

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Temperatures will gradually get colder as we head towards the weekend, with the weather not expected to get above 2°C on Saturday.

The Chief Forecaster's assessment said: "Rain will increasingly turn to hill snow above around 200m during Friday evening.

Are you ready for another chilly spell? Picture: Stephen Parker.

Are you ready for another chilly spell? Picture: Stephen Parker.

"By Saturday morning 5-10cm of snow may accumulate on high ground above 200m.

"Some snow is expected even to low levels overnight into Saturday morning across the warning area with a patchy 1-2cm possible in places."

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The cold forecast comes just weeks after the region felt the chill of the Beast from the East, which closed roads, disrupted travel and closed schools across the country.