A severe weather warning has been issued for the north-east.
Difficult driving conditions are to be expected with ice and snow expected on the roads.
The Met Office’s Chief Forecaster said: “Road surface temperatures are expected to be close to freezing or a little below during the night, particularly over high ground.
“With showers continuing to push in from the North Sea, surfaces will be wet in many areas and so some icy stretches are likely on untreated roads and pavements.”
A spokesman said: Icy stretches are likely overnight as showers continue to push in from the North Sea. Some difficult driving conditions are possible as well as some localised slight accumulations of snow.