Snow has arrived in County Durham, Darlington and North Yorkshire as a yellow weather warning continues for the North East (Photo: NYCC Cameras/DCC Cameras/PA Media)
Snow has arrived in County Durham, Darlington and North Yorkshire as a yellow weather warning continues for the North East.
The warning covers the entire North East, Northumberland and North Yorkshire from 6am on Thursday (February 8) and 6am on Friday (February 9).
Snow was spotted at Weardale Ski Club, near Daddry Shield, while snow cameras from Durham County Council captured snow in the Durham Dales.
Weardale Ski Club hill (Photo: Weardal Ski Club)
Meanwhile, snow was also spotted in the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors on North Yorkshire County Council traffic cameras.
Jason Kelly is the Met Office’s chief meteorologist.
He said: “The cold in most areas far from the south of the United Kingdom will be met with moisture-laden air spreading from the south. When temperate air encounters cold air, rain, sleet and snow will fall, creating a risk of 2-5cm of snow in some places, while other areas will see little or no snow.
A689 Lanehead (Photo: DCC Cameras)
The UK’s Health Security Agency has cold health alerts in force in parts of England, highlighting the potential for impacts on the health and social care sectors.
Amy Shaw, National Network Manager at National Highways, said: “Freezing conditions bring risks such as snow and ice, so take every step you can to understand your journey in advance and allow plenty of extra time when traveling to prepare for the unexpected.
(Blackie Ridge in North Yorkshire). (Photo: New York City Cameras)
“So it is always important to plan your trip, check the weather forecast, and if weather conditions become difficult, adjust your driving behavior and exercise extra caution.”
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National Highways also reminds motorists to keep TRIP in mind before trips – filling: oil, water, screen wash; Rest: Rest every two hours; Inspection: Check tires and lights and Prepare: Check your route and weather forecast.
Here is the general weather forecast for Durham, Darlington and North Yorkshire:
today: Sunny start. Clouds will thicken with rain and snow in the southern parts from mid-morning. Snow is likely at modest elevations, and will be heavy at times, but rain and snow will mix at lower levels. Northern parts dry until late afternoon. It gets windy. Maximum temperature 4°C.
Tonight: Rain and snow continue throughout the night, increasingly turning to rain at lower levels, but snow is still falling on higher ground. Windy, which exacerbates the feeling of cold. Minimum temperature 0°C.
Friday: Rain and snow continue throughout most of the day, but the snow becomes confined to the highest lands, with rain falling on most of it. The wind gradually decreases in intensity. Maximum temperature 6°C.
Forecast from Saturday to Monday: The weather is milder during this period, with more rain or rainfall, sometimes heavy. The risk of snow falling in the highlands, especially in the north, on Sunday and Monday. Light wind.