It looks to be a particularly treacherous week in Newcastle, according to the Met Office. The city has been struck with three yellow weather warnings in the region for snow and ice despite the reasonable conditions to start the week off with today.
Those yellow weather warnings will be in place for Newcastle from Tuesday lunchtime through to Thursday lunchtime, with the Met Office advising Newcastle residents that snow showers and icy surfaces will bring some travel disruption. Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces may occur and there will probably be some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths
The yellow weather warnings come as Newcastle is not expected to reach any higher than six degrees by the end of the week. Tuesday will see temperatures remain at zero with a low of -3C overnight, while Wednesday will see the temperature rise to 2C before returning back to zero in the evening.
Thursday will see some patches of sun in the area as temperatures reach 3C during the day, dropping back to minus one overnight. The yellow weather warning lifts from Friday as Newcastle will see clear skies succumb to cloud by late morning (a high of 4C and lows of 2C is forecast)
The weekend will feel balmier compared to the rest of the week, with Saturday and Sunday both seeing cloudy weather changing to clear from Saturday afternoon and temperatures of 2-5C ecpected. Sunday is predicted to be the warmest with predicted highs of 6C making way for lows of 4C by the evening.
Christmas weather forecast for Newcastle
The Met Office’s long-range forecast is predicting sleet and snow showers may occur in the southwest of the UK on Monday December 19, although these should be mainly confined to coastal regions. Elsewhere it should be mostly dry, clear and often sunny further inland with light to moderate winds.
Widespread frosts are set to occur overnight for most of next week alongside a chance of freezing fog in some places, with spells or rain and snow likely in many parts of the UK, especially the south and the west. However, temperatures are likely to turn less cold throughout next week.