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Regional forecast for North East England

Sunny spells and scattered showers today. Cold and clear tonight.

Today:

A cold, dry start with sunny spells during the morning but showers will develop during the afternoon, becoming locally heavy later, perhaps with hail and thunder and turning wintry over the hills. Maximum Temperature 10C.

Tonight:

Evening showers should die out leaving a mostly dry night with long clear spells developing and also a fairly widespread frost forming by dawn. Minimum Temperature -2C.

Monday:

Another cold and mostly dry start with sunny spells, but some heavy showers developing by the afternoon, perhaps with hail and thunder and also wintry over hills. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Some sunny spells, but cold, rather cloudy and breezy at times with further rain or showers throughout the period with perhaps a spell of more persistent heavy rain on Wednesday.

Updated at: 0400 on Sun 26 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain clearing on Sunday to leave sunshine and scattered showers.

Today:

Cloud and showery rain across southern parts easing through the day but not clearing the far southeast until the afternoon. Sunnier and colder behind the rain with scattered showers across northern areas, wintry over northern hills with hail and thunder.

Tonight:

Largely dry and clear leading to a cold night with a frost in places. Showers will continue to affect some northern parts, locally heavy and wintry over higher ground.

Monday:

Sunny spells and showers for many parts. Showers most frequent in the north and west, locally heavy and thundery, and wintry across some northern areas. Windy and rather cold.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Rather cold and breezy throughout with sunshine and showers, heavy in places and wintry across some northern areas. More persistent rain and strong winds on Wednesday, clearing eastwards on Thursday.

Updated at: 0403 on Sun 26 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 1 May 2015 to Sunday 10 May 2015:

Friday 1st May is likely to be mainly settled, but cool. Most places should remain dry with some sunny spells, though a few showers are possible, mainly in the north and east. Similar conditions will probably prevail over north and eastern parts through Saturday, but it will turn more unsettled again in the south and west with thicker cloud and some outbreaks of rain developing. These will probably move NE to affect all parts by Bank Holiday Monday. The rest of the period is expected to remain unsettled, with the wettest and windiest conditions being in the north and west, and the best of the drier and brighter spells in the southeast. Temperatures through the period are likely to be below average with local night frosts, especially in the north.

UK Outlook for Monday 11 May 2015 to Monday 25 May 2015:

Changeable and at times unsettled conditions are most likely to persist for much of this period, though it may turn less unsettled from around mid-May onwards. These conditions are fairly typical for the time of year, with most areas experiencing spells of fine and bright weather interspersed with more changeable conditions. The most unsettled conditions are more probable across central and northern areas, with transient spells of more settled weather more likely in the in the south and southeast, especially later on in the month. Daytime temperatures are likely to be near or little below average, especially during any unsettled spells. As is common for the time of year, spells of settled weather are likely to be accompanied by chilly evenings with isolated overnight frost in rural areas.

Updated at: 1306 on Sun 26 Apr 2015