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Snow and biting winds for the North East this weekend
4:50pm Friday 8th March 2013 in News
SNOW and biting winds will return to the North-East this weekend with weather warnings for up to five cm of snow on high ground.
Heavy rain today (Friday, March 8) will turn to snow tonight as temperatures drop below zero.
The region will endure a dull day tomorrow (Saturday), with forecasters predicting cloud with a mixture of rain, sleet and snow on higher ground.
A MeteoGroup forecaster said: “It will feel pretty cold with a brisk wind from the east. Temperatures are unlikely to get above four or five degrees.”
Looking ahead to Mother’s Day, forecasters predict that the sleet and snow will ease off, with clearer skies and some sunshine to melt any light snowfall.
Despite the brighter weather, temperatures are unlikely to get above two degrees on Sunday.
On Monday, temperatures are unlikely to be above zero anywhere in the country.
While not record-breaking lows for March, temperatures are below average, with no sign of a respite in the near future.