THE Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning which is set to affect much of the North East and North Yorkshire coast today.

The yellow warning for ice is in place from 6pm today until 10am tomorrow which could see “wintry showers” and “icy stretches.”

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According to the weather forecaster disruption to travel has also been predicted as some “roads and railways are likely to be affected by ice and perhaps snow,” resulting in longer journey times.

Injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces could also happen as part of the warning, as well as icy patches on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.

The weather forecast for the North East tonight has predicted clear skies, wintry showers and as well as “breezy” conditions along the coast.

Looking ahead to Thursday “wintry showers” have also been predicted with some brisk winds and a maximum temperature of 3c

The weekend will also see wintry conditions with “some snow overnight into Friday” and rain and strong winds on Saturday.

Looking at the long range weather forecast from between Sunday December 5 and Tuesday December 14, a spokesperson for The Met Office said: “Rain and strong winds likely to clear Sunday morning from southeastern areas, with a mixture of sunny spells and showers elsewhere.

“Showers mainly confined to coastal districts with inland areas likely to remain largely dry. Rather cold with overnight frost and icy patches possible.

“For the rest of the period, unsettled weather dominates with spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed by interludes of sunshine and showers.

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“More prolonged spells of rain are possible, heavy at times. Initially these more likely across the south and west, although the greatest risk probably transfers north through the period, which could then see rain turning wintry at times.

“Generally cold, with milder interludes briefly in the south. Overnight frost and icy patches likely throughout.”


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