Risk of power outages and lightning as another weather warning put in action

It could be a crazy few days of weather on Tyneside

Lightning could be on the way (Image: Getty Images)Lightning could be on the way (Image: Getty Images)
Lightning could be on the way (Image: Getty Images)

A yellow weather warning has been issued by the Met Office for this Thursday after frequent sleet and snow showers were reported.

The Met Office has said the yellow weather warning may cause disruption and difficult driving conditions on Friday morning.

Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services.

Icy patches on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths are also expected, along with brief power outages and a possible risk of isolated lightning strikes.

Residents of Durham and Northumberland are included in the yellow weather warning, which will see frequent wintry showers overnight Thursday to Friday.

The Met Office website advises those driving through snow to change their route, if possible, for better conditions.

Sticking to main roads and travelling only if necessary is advised.

Also listed on the website is a winter car kit checklist, in case of emergencies or if drivers are stuck in traffic or snow for extended periods of time.

The list includes an “in-car phone charger, warm clothes and blankets, jump leads, high-visibility clothing” and an “empty fuel can” as well as food and drink.

Sunglasses are also advised for those driving in the winter sun.

It is expected that the snow showers and slush on the roads will soon turn to rain and ice for the Friday commute, and the Met Office advises those who can to plan their journey ahead for the morning rush.