Met Office extends Yellow Weather Warning for Hartlepool for ice with potential snow and hail showers

Today (March 31) sees the wintry conditions continue across Hartlepool with the Met Office having extended its Yellow Weather Warning for ice and even possible snow and hail.

By Neil Fatkin
Wednesday, 30th March 2022, 12:08 pm
Updated Thursday, 31st March 2022, 12:24 pm

This time last week and across the weekend, Spring had very much sprung as Hartlepool basked in clear, sunny and warm conditions with temperatures peaking at around 17 degrees Celsius - way above the March average.

However, with winds now swinging round to the north, it’s a return to winter with temperatures set to rise to a chilly four degrees Celsius – a drop of a whopping 13 degrees.

The windchill is forecast to make conditions this afternoon and evening feel more like sub-zero.

The dramatic drop in temperature has seen the Met Office issue another overnight weather warning for ice which will be in place from 9pm until 10am tomorrow (April 1) morning.

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A statement on their website said: “Snow and hail showers could lead to icy surfaces, with possible travel disruption. There will probably be some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths, leading to an increased chance of accidents or injuries.

"Some higher elevation roads may be also affected by snowfall, resulting in longer journey times.”

The Met Office has extended its Yellow Weather Warning for ice with possible snow and hail showers.

The forecast for Hartlepool will see showers and prolonged spells of rain throughout the majority of the afternoon with possible overnight sleet and snow.

There will be a predominantly northerly wind which will gust in excess of 25mph.

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