North East UK news North East weather LIVE: Snow causes travel disruption after amber warning MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - A Met Office weather warning is currently in place and now snow is causing delays and disruption around the North East

North East UK news North East weather LIVE: Snow causes travel disruption after amber warning MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - A Met Office weather warning is currently in place and now snow is causing delays and disruption around the North East

North East UK news  North East weather LIVE: Snow causes travel disruption after amber warning MetiNews.Com
14 January 2021 - 06:45

Breaking News ! Snow has returned to the North East, causing hazardous conditions and travel disruption on the roads. The North East woke up to a blanket of snow after yellow and amber weather warnings were put in place by the Met Office. A Met Office weather warning for snow covers the North East until 9pm on Thursday. Heavy snowfall of up 10cm was forecast as overnight showers turned to sleet and snow. The alert also warned of significant travel disruption, especially in western areas of Durham and Northumberland which are under the amber warning. Follow live updates below: Key EventsAmber Met Office warning in place 06:3006:30KEY EVENTAmber Met Office warning in place An amber weather warning has been put in place by the Met Office as heavy snow is set to fall.An amber snow warning for Wednesday January 13In the North East, the warning covers Newcastle, Northumberland, County Durham and Gateshead.It will be in place from 3pm on Wednesday until 10am on Thursday.

.The warning states: "Rain will turn to snow across Scotland on Wednesday afternoon and evening, initially on high ground, but increasingly to lower levels."During Wednesday evening and night the risk of snow will extend southwards into more of northern England."10 to 20 cm snow is likely to accumulate above 200 metres with greater amounts at higher elevations."Amounts at low levels (below 100 metres) are less certain, but 5 to 10 cm is likely in some places by Thursday morning."Snow will persist into Thursday morning, slowly dying out during the afternoon."An amber warning is the second most severe the Met Office can issue, behind a red warning. An amber warning states "there is the possibility of travel delays, road and rail closures, power cuts and the potential risk to life and property".What to expectTravel delays on roads are likely, stranding some vehicles and passengersSome delays and cancellations to rail and air travel are likelyThere is a good chance that some rural communities could become cut offPower cuts are likely and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected06:26Katie CollingsNorth East wakes up to a blanket of snow

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North East UK news North East weather LIVE: Snow causes travel disruption after amber warning MetiNews.Com


North East UK news North East weather LIVE: Snow causes travel disruption after amber warning MetiNews.Com


North East UK news North East weather LIVE: Snow causes travel disruption after amber warning MetiNews.Com


North East UK news North East weather LIVE: Snow causes travel disruption after amber warning MetiNews.Com

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