Newcastle weather: The exact time it is expected to snow and when the Met Office weather warning ends
It was the driest February for 30 years in the UK and the fifth mildest February on record - but March has brought with it cold weather and snow - here’s when it will arrive in Newcastle
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Newcastle is now under a weather warning until the end of the week (Friday, March 10), where temperatures could drop below zero. This comes as the North East of England, North West of England and Yorkshire are now under a level three cold weather alert from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).
The current weather warning for snow and ice in Newcastle will end today (March 8), with a second yellow snow weather warning beginning on Thursday, March 9 and ending a day later on Friday, March 10.
Snow isn’t forecast to hit the region until midnight on Thursday, March 9. The Met Office predict that snow will arrive just two more times. The white stuff is expected to fall again at 6pm on Thursday and 3am on Friday.
Here’s what you can expect from a yellow weather warning for snow and ice:
- There is a small chance of travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel
- There is a slight chance that some rural communities could become cut off
- A small chance of injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces
- There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected
And, what you can expect from a yellow weather warning for snow:
- There is a small chance that long delays and cancellations on bus, rail and air travel could occur
- There is a slight chance that roads may become blocked by deep snow, with many stranded vehicles and passengers
- There is a small chance that communities could be cut off for several days
- There is a small chance that long interruptions to power supplies and other services, such as gas, water, telephone and mobile phone coverage, may occur