Snow set to persist into next week in Northumberland

Snowy conditions set to continue.
Snowy conditions set to continue.

More snow and icy conditions are predicted to persist in parts of Northumberland until at least Tuesday.

The Met Office has issued yellow (be aware) alerts for the county covering the next four days as ice, sleet and snow continue to be a risk.

The agency 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 across the whole county tomorrow, 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, particularly on the eastern side of the county. Drivers and other travellers are warned of the potential for disruption.

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 south-east England.

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