Newcastle issued with a Met Office yellow weather warning for snow and ice

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice later this week.
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Newcastle will be subject multiple Met Office yellow weather warnings for snow and ice this week.

The first warning will be in place from 5pm on Tuesday, November 28, until 11am on Wednesday, November 29, before a second warning comes into effect at 5pm on Wednesday and will last until 11am on Thursday, November 30.

The impacted area covers the whole of the North East coast, including Newcastle, NorthumberlandSunderland and South Tyneside.

Throughout the warning period, Newcastle will see highs of 4°C and lows of -1°C.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice in Newcastle. Photo: Getty Images.The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice in Newcastle. Photo: Getty Images.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice in Newcastle. Photo: Getty Images.

The weather is expected to remain mostly dry; however, the borough may see some sleet and snow showers on Tuesday night, Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.

The Met Office is warning members of the public that some roads and railways are likely to be affected, with longer journey times expected.

People are also being urged to be careful as the could be some icy patches on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.

In Newcastle, it is looking like the weather will be milder around the height of the festive period than it will be earlier in the month.

The Met Office said: "Wetter and windier than average conditions are slightly more likely than normal, especially in the west and northwest.

"Temperatures are most likely to be near or above average overall, although this doesn't rule out some spells of cold weather and associated wintry hazards."