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An area of rain, sleet and snow will come southeastwards into the area later on Thursday lasting into Friday morning.

SNOW WARNING Credit: Met Office

Accumulations of 5-10 cm are likely above 200-300 m with locally 2-4 cm to around 100 m.

Please be aware of the risk of difficult driving conditions and disruption to transport.


  1. Ross Hutchinson
  2. Tyne Tees

Weather: What to expect today

The forecast is more like winter than late April - with wintry showers, hail and chilly temperatures.

To put a more positive spin on it - here are some of the pictures I have been sent of the dramatic weather over the last 24 hours.

Burst of winter Credit: Tracey Laing
Wintry showers Credit: Gill Sirett
Heavy showers Credit: Carol Grey
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