Snow & Rain Causes Disruption in North East

Snow & Rain Causes Disruption in North East
Forecasters have warned that travel across the region could be disrupted by possible flooding and icy patches throughout Monday. Snow and more heavy rain will hit the North East during the Monday morning rush hour as the Met Office issued another weather warning.

The yellow weather warning for both snow and rain will be in force for the entire region between 2am and 3pm on Monday.

As well as possible delays on the roads and public transport, there may also be power cuts in some areas as well as a chance of flooding.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: “A band of rain reaching southern parts of northern England during Sunday night quickly turns to snow before spreading northeastwards across the rest of the warning area.

“Across northern England, snow will then turn to rain from the south and west through the course of the morning before slowly turning to rain at lower levels over the part of the warning area in Scotland.
“The bulk of accumulations will be above 200 metres, where two to five centimetres is likely in many areas, while above 300 to 400 metres, five to 10cm is expected.

“At lower levels accumulations will be smaller, patchier and shorter-lived and it may be that snowfalls any, snow falls in some eastern coastal areas.

“A brief spell of freezing rain is possible as snow begins to turn to rain, leading to icy stretches.

“Meanwhile, given saturated ground and recent flooding, the combination of snow melt and rain may also bring about some disruption, mainly over parts of northern England.”

Monday forecast
Heavy rain, sleet and snow, should turn increasingly to rain at low levels later in the morning. Rain and hill snow clearing in the afternoon. Windy, with gales on hills. Maximum temperature 8°C.

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