The Met Office has issued a weather warning ahead of further snow and rain, with more disruption expected.
It comes off the back of the UK experiencing its coldest temperatures of the season amid Storm Arwen’s impact across the country. Throughout this week, the Met Office has warned of a ‘vicious’ weather system making its way across the Atlantic, with ‘strong winds through the middle part of next week and heavy rains as well’.
The weather has also been causing major electricity problems in some parts, with 350 homes in Cumbria still without power, as well as 1,250 homes in Scotland.
The yellow warning, issued today, December 4, specifically pertains to the northeast of England, affecting Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, Redcar and Cleveland, as well as North Yorkshire.
Residents should expect ‘persistent, possibly heavy rain, with some snow on higher level routes, leading to some travel disruption’, the Met Office’s website says.
People should also expect ‘spray and flooding on roads, and snow on higher level routes, probably making journey times longer, bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer and flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible’.
In his recent forecast, the Met Office’s Alex Deakin explained that the low-pressure front making its way across the Atlantic ‘is our greatest cause for concern’ due to uncertainty over where in the UK will be most affected. Deakin did anticipate it would impact ‘mostly’ the west this week, with the worst expected on Tuesday and Wednesday, describing it as ‘vicious’ and ‘lively’.
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