Weather warnings for Northumberland downgraded until Wednesday

Wintry conditions.
Wintry conditions.

The severe weather alerts for today and tomorrow in Northumberland have been lifted, but there is still a warning of snow and ice in place for Wednesday.

The Met Office issued their latest update at 11.27 this morning. The Arctic air mass still hangs over the area and it will continue to be very cold but not severe enough for a warning. Showers will fall as snow inland and over hills, though may remain as rain or sleet near the coast, where the risk of ice may be higher.

Earlier warnings of snow in Northumberland have been downgraded.

On Wednesday, however, it is a patchy picture, with snow showers continuing to affect many north-eastern parts of the UK. The focus of showers is likely to transfer from eastern Scotland to parts of eastern England, as well as some central areas, through the day. Some heavy snow showers are possible. Local accumulations of 1-3cm are likely away from the immediate coastline, with perhaps 5-10cm over higher ground, such as the North York Moors and Lincolnshire Wolds, although some areas will escape the heaviest showers.