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Forecast summary

Regional forecast for North East England

Mostly dry and fine. Best of the sunshine in south.

Today:

Rather cloudy conditions with light rain across northwestern parts of Northumberland, otherwise, mainly dry conditions with warm sunshine and light winds. Best of the sunshine across the south of the region. Maximum Temperature 19 °C.

Tonight:

Dry across all parts with clear spells and light winds. Becoming quite chilly in rural areas by dawn. Variable amounts of cloud developing later. Minimum Temperature 6 °C.

Friday:

Variable amounts of cloud and sunny periods during the day. Remaining warm and dry with light winds. Feeling cooler along the coast as winds gradually turn more easterly. Maximum Temperature 18 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Mostly cloudy and cool Saturday with perhaps some showery rain. Misty in places. Brighter Sunday with a chance of isolated thunderstorms, remaining cool around the coast. Dry and sunny Monday.

Updated at: 0407 on Thu 5 May 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rather cloudy in the northwest, warm and sunny elsewhere.

Today:

It will be warm and sunny across England and Wales. Northern Ireland will have variable cloud and sunny spells. Scotland will be cloudier with showery rain in the far northwest, but still see some sunny spells, especially in the east.

Tonight:

Showery rain easing in the far northwest, dry elsewhere with variable cloud and clear spells. Quite chilly again overnight, but not quite as cold as previous nights.

Friday:

A warm, dry day with plenty of sunshine for most parts. Cloudier across parts of Scotland with a few showers at times. Feeling cooler along northeast coasts in the breeze.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Rain clearing the north on Saturday, otherwise mainly dry with sunny spells and becoming increasingly warm with a risk of isolated thundery showers. Turning unsettled in the southwest later Monday.

Updated at: 0213 on Thu 5 May 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 9 May 2016 to Wednesday 18 May 2016:

Most parts will very warm with some good sunny spells on Monday and Tuesday, although some heavy and thundery showers may affect the southwest, with a small risk of these showers developing elsewhere. Fog in the North Sea may also come onshore onto eastern coasts at times. Through the second half of next week northern parts are likely to become mainly dry, although thundery showers, or longer spells of rain may affect the south at times. Sea fog could continue to affect some eastern coasts Mainly dry and settled weather is then expected through to the middle of May with above average temperatures at first, although temperatures could return to near normal later, with perhaps more changeable weather spreading into the northwest.

Updated at: 1203 on Wed 4 May 2016

UK Outlook for Thursday 19 May 2016 to Thursday 2 Jun 2016:

There is some uncertainty through this period but the most likely scenario is for mainly dry weather with sunny spells to persist in the south and east. More changeable weather is expected in the north and west with showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed by some drier and brighter conditions. Temperatures are likely to be near normal, though perhaps becoming warm later towards the southeast.

Updated at: 1203 on Wed 4 May 2016