Weather in Newcastle: An icy start to December as yellow warning issued

Storm Arwen hit Newcastle last week, but what’s in store for us in the first week of December?

December is upon us and a wave of icy conditions is set to hit Newcastle tonight and tomorrow.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ice, which is in place from 6pm this evening through to 10am tomorrow morning.

What can we expect from the weather during this time?

The Met Office have outlined what may happen during the time the warning covers.

We have been told to expect:

  • Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces
  • Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths
  • Some roads and railways likely to be affected by ice and perhaps snow, resulting in longer journey times

Temperatures across the region are set to drop tonight to just 2 °C, but temperatures in some areas could feel as cold as -4 °C.

It is this drop in temperature that will bring about the icy conditions through the night and into the morning.

The icy cold conditions overnight are set to carry into Thursday and even day time temperatures may struggle to reach higher than 2 °C.

The cold and dry conditions will carry on into Friday and look set to stick around for most of the day.

Friday night and Saturday morning could see a slight rise in the temperature, but the rain should hold off until Saturday evening and even then it loks set to be very light.

Sunday will be cold and dry with some sunny spells with a maximum temperature of 5 °C.

North East England weather forecast


Cold and frosty overnight in many places under mostly clear skies. A few wintry showers, mainly near the coast where it will remain breezy. Minimum temperature -1 °C.


Bright or sunny periods in the west and likely remaining dry. Cloudier further east. Some wintry showers, mainly during the morning. Brisk winds at first, easing later. Feeling cold. Maximum temperature 3 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Rain, sleet and some snow overnight into Friday. Dry, bright and rather cold by day. Chilly Saturday with rain, strong winds and hill snow. Probably drier Sunday with lighter winds.