Amber weather alert issued for parts of the North East as heavy snow is expected

An amber weather warning has been put in place by the Met Office as heavy snow is set to fall.

In the North East, the warning covers Newcastle, Northumberland, County Durham and Gateshead.

It will probably be in place from 3pm on Wednesday till 10am on Thursday.

The Met Office is predicting that as much as 20cm of snow may fall in some areas on larger floor whereas as much as 10cm may fall elsewhere.

The warning states: “Rain will flip to snow throughout Scotland on Wednesday afternoon and night, initially on excessive floor, however more and more to decrease ranges.

“During Wednesday night and evening the threat of snow will prolong southwards into extra of northern England.

“10 to twenty cm snow is prone to accumulate above 200 metres with larger quantities at larger elevations.

“Amounts at low ranges (beneath 100 metres) are much less sure, however 5 to 10 cm is possible in some locations by Thursday morning.

“Snow will persist into Thursday morning, slowly dying out throughout the afternoon.”

What to anticipate

  • Travel delays on roads are possible, stranding some automobiles and passengers
  • Some delays and cancellations to rail and air journey are possible
  • There is a superb likelihood that some rural communities may develop into reduce off
  • Power cuts are possible and different providers, such as cell phone protection, could also be affected



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