Storm Eunice: Met Office issues two NEW weather warnings for weekend

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Storm Eunice is just the start of a tough weather weekend for Newcastle

The Met Office has issued two new weather warnings for Newcastle in the days immediately following Storm Eunice.

Strong winds currently grip the region as the storm, which was given a rare red weather warning in the South, passes through.

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A yellow weather warning for wind is currently in place in Newcastle.

The Met Office is now predicting more extreme weather over the weekend after Storm Eunice passes.

Yellow warning of ice for Saturday

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Ice is on its way to Newcastle | -

Ice is expected to cover Newcastle in the immediate aftermath of Storm Eunice.

A yellow warning of ice is in place from 6 pm on Friday, February 18 until 9 am on Saturday, February 19.

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The Met Office expect that a "mixture of wintry showers and clear spells are likely to lead to a cold night with some icy stretches developing on untreated surfaces".

They have told the public to expect "some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces."

Yellow warning of rain for Sunday

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Rain will follow the wind (Image: Getty Images) | Getty Images

The Met Office has put a yellow weather warning for rain in place this Sunday, February 20.

It comes into place at midnight on Sunday and lasts until 6 pm.

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Heavy rain is expected and disruption possible as a consequence.

The Met Office stated that: "Flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely.

"Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer."

It is expected that the worst parts of Storm Eunice will be over by Friday evening.

The wind speeds should have died down by 6 pm tonight.

That is when the Met Office's weather warning ends.

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