Today will be cold and mainly dry but wintry showers near coasts may become more widespread later in the day.
Strong winds, especially near coasts. Maximum Temperature 4C.
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Icy stretches are likely to form on untreated surfaces on Friday evening, overnight and into Saturday morning.
In addition, further accumulation of snow are likely on high ground, especially across the northern half of the yellow area.
The public should be aware of the risk of difficult driving conditions.
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One lane is blocked and there is slow traffic on the A1(M) northbound after a multi vehicle accident between J63 A167 / A183 (Chester-le-Street) and J64 A195 (Washington).
Chance of early cloud and showery rain, sleet and snow, followed by drier, brighter and breezier conditions.
Some scattered rain and sleet showers possible down the east coast late afternoon. Maximum Temperature 5C.
A lot of dry conditions tonight, but remaining cold with frost and ice forming in places.
A few wintry showers are still likely in places, especially during the second part of the night.
Widespread ice developing. Minimum Temperature -3C.