THE Met Office has warned the North East could see three days of snow this week as temperatures plummet after a week of warm, sunny weather.

According to the forecasters, we're in for a shock as colder weather is set to move in bringing showers, fog and sometimes heavy rain to the North East and North Yorkshire this week.

And by Wednesday up to three days of snow is predicted for many areas, particularly on higher ground.

The Northern Echo:

The weather forecast for today (Monday) predicts some bright and sunny spells, however, some slow-moving showers are likely to develop during the day becoming heavy at times.

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The maximum temperature for today will be 15c, a cold departure from yesterdays warmer temperatures of 17c.

The Northern Echo: The weather across the North East todayuThe weather across the North East todayu

Moving into tonight, things are set to turn chilly with frost developing and a minimum temperature of -2c.

When will we see snow?

Tuesday is when the region might start to see wintery weather as the Met Office has predicted outbreaks of rain “perhaps turning to snow” over higher ground, and things will feel “much colder than recently”.

From Wednesday to Friday, further colder weather is set to hit with more outbreaks of snow and wintry showers, especially between Thursday and Friday.

The Northern Echo: The snow in the region according to WXChart on WednesdayThe snow in the region according to WXChart on Wednesday

According to WXCharts, the region will see snow on Wednesday, with a snow depth of 5cm, this will increase moving into Thursday with a snow depth of 8cm. has also confirmed that snow is likely on Thursday with an 81 per cent chance of snowfall at 10am on Thursday morning.

What will the weather be like at the start of April

Moving into April, The Met Office has predicted a cold start to the month, with some “wintry” showers at times.

The Northern Echo: The weather in Darlington on Thursday according to the Met OfficeThe weather in Darlington on Thursday according to the Met Office

Unsettled and cooler weather will continue into the weekend with possible spells of rain and showers.

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The full long-range forecast between April 1 and April 10 reads: “High pressure to the west of the UK and Ireland will mean northerly winds will bring a cold start to the period.

“Showers, likely wintry at times, will affect many northern and eastern areas. These showers could be heavy at times.

“Elsewhere, many areas are likely to be dry, with frost widespread by night.

“High pressure is likely to decline through the weekend, with spells of rain possibly pushing southeast across the country by the end of the weekend or the beginning of the following week.

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“Further spells of rain, with milder temperatures, interspersed with colder, showery interludes, will likely follow for the rest of the period. Some strong winds are likely at times too.”


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