Hour-by-hour forecast for Sunderland as yellow snow and rain warning continues

The snow has fallen and the rain and sleeting is coming down – this is what we can expect from today's weather forecast across Sunderland.

Monday, 24th February 2020, 10:10 am
Updated Monday, 24th February 2020, 10:11 am

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain and snow and expects it to be in place until 3pm today, Monday, February 24.

It has said this is likely to lead to some travel disruption, with delays on the roads, stranding some vehicles and passengers, with possible delays or cancellations to rail and air travel.

It has also warned power cuts may occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected.

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Snow fall at Penshaw Monument

Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

Here’s what we can expect according to today’s forecast:

10am: Heavy rain, with a 95% chance of a downpour. The temperature will be 2C, but will feel like -4C, with winds of up to 35mph.

11am: A light dip in the chance of heavy rain, with a temperature of 3C, but with winds of 24mph, it will feel like it is -2C.

Snow pictures shared by our readers Toni Terry and Cheryl Fox.

Noon: By around lunchtime, the rain will ease off and it will be overcast and the chance of rain will drop to 20%. The temperature will still by 3C, but will feel like 0C.

1pm: The rain will have cleared and it will be cloudy, with a rise in the temperature will rise to 5C, although it will still only feel like a slight rise to 1C. The wind will still be battering the city with gusts of 25mph.

2pm: By this stage, we can expect some sunny intervals and a rise to 7C, but it will still be windy with 30mph winds due.

3pm: The sunny spells will continue and it will be warmer at 8C, with 34mph winds.

4pm: The temperature will fall to 6C, but it will feel like just 2C, with the wind whipping up to 42mph, although the Met Office says we’ll still see some sunny intervals at this point in the day.

5pm: The chance of rain will hover around 5%, with the temperature to stick around 6C, with the wind still expected to be giving us plenty of gusts. The sun is due to set at 5.30pm.

6pm: As the evening comes in, it will be cloudy, with a low chance of rain, and the temperature will be 5C, but with winds of 47mph, it will feel like 0C.

7pm: The cloud cover will continue, as will the high winds, and while the temperature will be around 5C, it will feel no warmer.

8pm: The skies will clear from this point, but the temperature will be around 4C and still feel around freezing point, with winds of 43mph expected.

9pm: From this stage onwards, we can expect clear skies and wind speeds of around 40mph. It will remain windy and cold with a frost, with some wintry showers and a warning snow melt could refreeze and cause icy patches.