A warning has been set in place for Hexham and Northumberland as colder weather sets in over the next 5 days.

According to the MET office, there will be rain, sleet and hill snow moving northwards, easing later Sunday.

As for the rest of Boxing Day, it will be a cold and extensively cloudy day, with a band of rain, sleet and hill snow making very gradual progress northwards. The rain and hill snow should become lighter and more intermittent later, with brisk winds easing. The maximum temperature will be 5 °C.

Additionally, tonight should become mostly dry overnight but in lighter winds there will be extensive areas of low cloud, giving mist and fog in places with the minimum temperature 1 °C.

On Monday, there will be areas of low cloud are likely to be slow to clear, but a few brighter spells are possible. It will be mostly dry but will have the odd light shower. Still rather chilly. Maximum temperature 5 °C.

During the week from Tuesday to Thursday:

Tuesday will be largely cloudy with some rain or showers, however, it will be a drier start on Wednesday.

Finally, on Thursday it will be windy but mild and further spells of rain.