THE Met Office have issued a yellow warning for wind and snow set to hit the North East and North Yorkshire tomorrow as Storm Barra closes in to the UK.

As much of the North East recovers from Storm Arwen, the country is set to be rocked by another storm, this time Storm Barra.

The weather forecaster have issued a yellow warning for wind between 9am and midnight tomorrow, expecting “strong winds” with potential travel disruption.

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Here’s what to expect with a yellow warning for wind:

  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely
  • Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
  • Some short term loss of power and other services is possible
  • It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves

Met Office have also issued a yellow warning for snow which looks to hit some of the North East and North Yorkshire.

The warning for “heavy snow” is in place from between 11am tomorrow and midnight tomorrow with “likely travel disruption.”

Here’s what to expect with a yellow snow warning:

  • Possible travel delays on roads stranding some vehicles and passengers
  • Possible delays or cancellations to rail and air travel
  • There is a slight chance that some rural communities could become cut off
  • There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected

Looking at the Met Office forecast for later in the week, the forecaster has predicted the easing of winds on Wednesday with unsettled showers or more “prolonged” rain.

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Snow is still possible over higher grounds but conditions are set to become “brighter and breezier.”

The full long range forecast between Friday December 10 and Sunday December 19, reads: “Remaining largely unsettled on Friday, particularly in the west, with showers or longer spells of rain at times, and snow possible across higher ground, mainly in the north.

“Looking drier in the east with some brighter spells. Generally light winds, and temperatures near to, or slightly below average.

“Showers and longer spells of rain for most through the weekend, with some hill snow likely at times, mainly in the north.

“Temperatures generally around average. Stronger winds at times, especially in the west, where these may reach gale force.

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“Further into the period, blustery showers and longer spells of rain for a time before more settled conditions look likely to develop, most likely with milder temperatures, but a chance of some briefer colder interludes, bringing an occasional risk of frost.”


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