A fresh yellow weather warning for ice has been issued for parts of the North East, as the region is set to be inundated with snow and ice overnight. 

The Met Office has said that: "Icy patches are likely to develop this evening and overnight leading to difficult travel conditions."

The weather warning will be in place from 5pm on Sunday until 12pm on Monday.

The areas affected by the new weather warning are: 

  • Darlington
  • Durham
  • Gateshead
  • Hartlepool
  • Middlesbrough
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • North Tyneside
  • Redcar and Cleveland
  • South Tyneside
  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Sunderland

The Met Office has warned that there will be:

  • Some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths
  • Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces

And here is an overview of the weather for today and into next week:

Today: A largely dry and bright day, after a cold and frosty start. Some freezing fog patches, slowly clearing. Perhaps a few scattered wintry showers feed into some coastal districts during the afternoon. Staying on the cold side. Light winds. Maximum temperature 3 °C.

Tonight: Staying largely dry with some clear spells overnight, leading to another fairly widespread frost, especially inland. There are likely to be a few coastal wintry showers. Risk of ice. Breezier. Minimum temperature -3 °C.

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Monday: A cold, bright and frosty start, with some coastal showers. Outbreaks of rain and some hill snow moving into the far south during the afternoon. A brisk easterly wind. Maximum temperature 4 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday: Early rain and hill snow clearing to leave drier and brighter conditions Tuesday. Dry and bright Wednesday, after a frosty start. Turning wet and windy, with some hill snow Thursday.