The evenings are slowly getting lighter and the festive period is a month in the past, but what does the future hold for the remainder of winter on Tyneside?
We’ve taken a look at whether or not the Met Office believes we’ll see snow for the remainder of the winter.
The weather service are only able to accurately predict the specific dates and times of specific weather patterns up to five days in advance, but the group also offer long term forecast predictions up to a month in advance.
For the remainder of the month and into February, the Met Office expecting a general north-south split, with wetter conditions across the North East, North West and Scotland, although any wintry showers are expected to remain on higher ground with milder temperatures than average expected.
As we enter February, snow seems to be more likely according to the forecaster which predicts additional unsettled weather with long spells of rain and strong winds.
Although it seems unlikely there will be a general blanket of snow, colder interludes are possible, albeit not necessarily carrying snow, with any chances of the white stuff falling restricted to high ground and inland areas, so while the city centre and coastline may have seen the last of snow for now, there is still hope for some in the region!
Newcastle has already seen periods of snow this winter, with small sprinklings of the white stuff falling in December as well as flurries in the opening days of January.