Heavy snow shower predicted for Hartlepool as temperature will feel as low as -3C
It may well be spring, but we’re set to see yet more snow showers according to the latest forecast from the Met Office.
After the region saw flurries and frosts through this week, yet more cold weather is on the way.
This is what we can expect in the days ahead.
What will it be like later on today, Saturday, April 10?
Tonight is likely to see showers die out inland in the region, leaving clear skies and a cold, frosty evening.
Near the coast, wintry showers may continue overnight.
The temperature will drop to a minimum of -2C, but it could go up to 2C.
Sunday, April 11 expected to see the worst of the sleet
The Met Office says wintry showers will fall along the east coast at first, becoming more widespread inland during the afternoon, and turning heavy at times over high ground.
Snow showers for Hartlepool are predicted for 6am, moving into sleet at around 7am and then into heavy snow showers again from 8am to 9am before it turns to rain up until 2pm.
While the temperature will be around 1C to 4C, the conditions will mean it will feel as cold as -3C to -1C.
From around 3pm, it will clear, with sunny intervals.
Further frost expected as darkness falls at the end of the weekend
It will be cold and frosty overnight, with the lowest temperature hitting 1C and the maximum temperature 6 °C.
What about the week ahead?
It will feel milder from Monday, April 12 with prolonged sunny spells forecast.
It’s predicted to be cloudier again on Tuesday, April 13 with possible showers, particularly in the west, before returning to brighter conditions on Wednesday, April 14.
The long range forecast from Thursday, April 15, to towards next weekend is it will start off with mainly settled conditions, but rain showers may spread erratically from the west at times.
The heaviest and most prolonged rain, as well as the strongest winds, are most likely for western and north-western areas, with eastern areas likely remaining drier and brighter.
Temperatures will likely remain at or slightly below average at first, before recovering to potentially slightly above average for a time over the weekend.