Met Office issues yellow weather warning for ice across parts of North East

People are being urged to take extra care when out and about this weekend as the Met Office issues a yellow warning for ice.

Saturday, 14th December 2019, 7:18 pm
Updated Saturday, 14th December 2019, 10:34 pm

The weather warning will be in place from 9pm on Saturday, December 14 - 11am on Sunday, December 15 as rain and hill snow is forecast across parts of the North East.

Skies are expected to clear at times to allow for surfaces to freeze over and the Met Office has urged those driving, cycling and walking to take extra care.

Areas affected include Durham, Gateshead, Northumberland, Darlington, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees

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The yellow warning also covers other regions in the north of England, as well as southern parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Forecasters have warned that icy patches may cause difficulties for those travelling, with some snow expected, mainly on higher level routes.

Some roads and railways may be affected resulting in longer journey times.

A yellow warning of ice is in place across parts of the North East. Credit: Met Office.