Cold winds could continue for some time

Heavy seas crash against the end of Blyth Pier at the weekend. Photo by Kate Setterfield, Blyth
Heavy seas crash against the end of Blyth Pier at the weekend. Photo by Kate Setterfield, Blyth

BITTERLY cold winds blasted the south east Northumberland coastline over the weekend.

And readers braved the cold conditions to capture some of the scenes as heavy seas battered the coastline.

While the area may have escaped the snow falls some parts of the region and the country fell victim too, it was not spared the icy blast from the easterly winds which cut through the spring air.

The Met Office said the north east would be under a weather warning until at least today (Thursday) with a 90 per cent chance of severe weather.

The cold easterly winds will persist through the coming week with bitterly cold conditions.

This time last year the region was enjoying record temperatures of 21C.

But as we head towards the Easter weekend, forecasters say the cold snap could continue for a while yet.