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Region braced for snow showers and strong winds
GRITTERS were out in force tonight (Monday, February 4) as the region prepared for another blast of bitterly cold weather.
A yellow “be aware” warning has been issued by the Met Office for snow across the North-East and North Yorkshire, as wintry showers and gusts of up to 60mph are predicted over the next few days.
Tony Conlan, of MeteoGroup UK, the weather division of the Press Association, said while up to 10cm of snow may fall on higher ground, the snowfall will not be as bad as the blizzard conditions seen in January.
He said: “There is going to be heavy showers certainly for the first part of Monday evening, these will become more scattered throughout the night.
“Most of the action will be in the first part of Monday evening, with scattered snow showers turning increasingly to sleet and rain throughout the night. However most of the problems will be over the Pennines.
“It won’t be anything like we have seen over the past few weeks.”
Experts have warned that temperatures may continue to plummet throughout the week, with a 70 per cent probability of snow or icy conditions hitting parts of England by Friday.
Drivers are being warned of possible disruptions on the roads, with ice becoming a hazard throughout tonight and into early Tuesday morning.
The Institute for Advance Motoring has issued advice on driving in snowy and icy conditions.
For more information, visit drivingadvice.org.uk