Cold air and freezing winds from the north have brought snow showers to the North East.

For the first time this winter many of us have seen a dusting of snow.

Durham Credit: Kelly Brown
Newcastle Credit: Scott Dawson
North Shields Credit: Christine Duff

Although we have seen some blue skies today it is not warm enough to melt all of the snowfall.

That will lead to the risk of ICE overnight and into tomorrow morning.

Gateshead Credit: Michael Connor
Seaton Carew Credit: Caroline Brown
Greenside Credit: Gill Edgerley

It wasn't just the snow causing spectacular scenes today. The northerly winds also whipped up the waves that came crashing along the east coast.

Tynemouth Credit: Jim Jones
Seaham Credit: Jac Howard
Roker Credit: Simon Woodley