Snow, ice and gales – three weather warnings still in place for North East

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SNOW has finally arrived in the North East – but what does the rest of the week have in store?

There are three Met Office warnings currently in place for the region, which last until Thursday.

The alerts state that there is a chance of snow, ice and strong winds over the coming hours.

However, the warnings are coloured ‘yellow’ – meaning there isn’t a strong likelihood of disruption and that conditions shouldn’t be particularly hazardous.

The wind warning states: “A deepening area of low pressure is expected to track northeastwards, passing close to the extreme northwest of Scotland on Thursday. To the south of this system, gales or severe gales are expected to develop. Gusts of 50-65 mph are likely quite widely through the warning area.”

It adds that the majority of expected snow fall arrived on Tuesday night but there may be isolated wintry showers over the coming days.

Temperatures are expected to struggle to get much above freezing over the coming days, with lows of -2C overnight and highs of 6C during the day.

Next week isn’t looking much better with freezing temperatures and more showers expected.