THE North-East will continue to face extreme weather conditions for the start of the week as further weather warnings for snow, rain and ice have been issued today.

The Met Office has upgraded its Yellow weather warning for the entire North-East and North Yorkshire region, as it anticipates snow and flooding will lead to travel disruption on Monday (February 24).

Heavy rain and snow is expected across the North of England until around 3pm today, with delays and cancellations expected on road, rail and air services.

The Met Office has said bad weather could cause power cuts, and mobile phone coverage could be affected with rural communities temporarily "cut off."

The Northern Echo: The scene in Toft Hill, County Durham this morningThe scene in Toft Hill, County Durham this morning

Monday's weather warning has been in place since 2am, with the North-East and North Yorkshire waking up to wintry scenes and facing severe travel disruption.

For Tuesday (February 25), The Met Office has warned of further wintry showers across the North of England with much of the Yorkshire Dales and County Durham affected.

The Yellow weather warning for ice is in place from 8pm this evening until 10am tomorrow morning - with official warnings of an "increased chance" of injuries on icy pavements and surfaces, and again severe travel disruption.

At the weekend, the region was battered by strong winds and heavy rain as the Environment Agency warned residents to take extra care in worsening conditions.