Newcastle weather: Met Office forecast predicts first snowfall of the new year

Snow settles on Newcastle Quayside (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)Snow settles on Newcastle Quayside (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
Snow settles on Newcastle Quayside (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
We could be seeing some new flurries in the coming weeks.

The end of 2023 saw some snowfall across the North East and although the Christmas period remained dry, or at least free of snow, a new year brings new possibilities of the white stuff falling across Tyneside.

When does the Met Office think it will next snow in Newcastle?

Although there is no snow expected across the coming days, the Met Office’s long-term weather forecast is predicting some wintry conditions to hit the North East as January continues. For the weather service’s forecast from Saturday, January 6, until Monday, January 15, there is snow predicted for northern areas of the UK.

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For this period, the forecast says: "Occasional unsettled spells are still possible, but these generally much more regionalised, and infrequent than conditions of late, perhaps not even materialising.

"As temperatures fall, the chance of any precipitation falling as sleet and snow increases, particularly over high ground and especially over northern parts of the UK, but not exclusively so by any means.

"As well as frost and ice by night, some freezing fog is likely to develop as well."

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The longer range forecast for the second half of the month says: "Compared to normal, there is an increased chance of colder than average conditions during this period. Currently the chance of widespread severe cold is still deemed low, but still the risk of impacts from cold, including ice and snow is greater than normal.

"While there is a chance of brief, unsettled spells, which would bring milder air for a time, it would likely also be accompanied by a period of sleet or snow."

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