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    • Regional
    • UK 5 days
    • UK 6-30 days

    Regional forecast for North East England

    Sunny spells and scattered heavy, perhaps thundery showers.

    Today:

    A day of sunny spells, and scattered showers developing from mid-morning. These showers will become heavy at times with the risk of thunder and lightning. Feeling pleasant in sunshine, but brisk southwest winds will be gusty near showers. Maximum Temperature 18 °C.

    Tonight:

    Some evening sunshine before dusk, and showers will ease for a time, but cloud will increase with intermittent rain later. Freshening southwest winds will be strong over hills. Minimum Temperature 10 °C.

    Friday:

    Sometimes sunny, but with isolated showers, these mainly on western hills with brisk or strong winds. Feeling pleasantly warm in the sunnier east. Rain is possible during the evening. Maximum Temperature 20 °C.

    Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

    Sometimes sunny on Saturday, but with occasional rain or showers developing. Heavy, perhaps thundery showers on Sunday with sunny spells. Fewer showers are expected on Monday with sunny periods.

    Updated at: 0257 on Thu 27 Jul 2017

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Sunny spells and heavy showers today.

    Today:

    A breezy day with sunshine and blustery showers developing. Showers will be heavy at times, with a risk of thunder in the afternoon. More persistent rain arriving into Northern Ireland during the early part of the evening.

    Tonight:

    Turning largely dry across the south overnight, barring the odd shower. Showers and longer spells of rain continuing in the north with brisk winds.

    Friday:

    Another breezy day with showers in the north. Largely dry at first in the south, but persistent rain spreading northeast through the day, turning heavy at times with strong winds.

    Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

    Staying changeable over the next few days with sunshine and showers for many. Saturday may see some prolonged drier spells in the south, with more frequent showers Sunday and Monday.

    Updated at: 0406 on Thu 27 Jul 2017

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Tuesday 1 Aug 2017 to Thursday 10 Aug 2017:

    Remaining unsettled with sunny spells and showers through Tuesday. The heaviest and most frequent showers affecting the north and west, with much of the south staying largely dry, with sunny spells. We are likely to see a low pressure system push in from the Atlantic on Wednesday, bringing a spell of wet and windy weather to some western parts of the United Kingdom, spreading to all parts on Thursday. Thereafter, we are likely to see a return to sunshine and showers, most frequent and heaviest in the northwest. Into the weekend and early next week, we may begin to see conditions becoming more settled across the UK, with high pressure building from the southwest, with a predominately north-westerly flow. Temperatures will generally be around normal to rather cool throughout.

    Updated at: 1300 on Thu 27 Jul 2017

    UK Outlook for Friday 11 Aug 2017 to Friday 25 Aug 2017:

    There are increasing signals for high pressure to build during this period, which would allow for more settled conditions across the United Kingdom, with a predominately west to north-westerly flow becoming established. However, there will still be the risk of spells of rain or showers, mainly in the north, but overall a good deal of dry weather with some sunshine, especially in the south. Temperatures generally near normal by day, but potentially rather cool at night. By the middle of August signals become mixed, with low confidence. On balance though, we are most likely to see a northwest/southeast split in weather conditions across the United Kingdom, with some rain or showers in the northwest and drier conditions with some sunshine in the southeast.

    Updated at: 1300 on Thu 27 Jul 2017

    Location Details

    Houghton Le Spring

    Location: 54.8409, -1.4671

    Altitude: 66.0 m above mean sea level

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