The weather in the North East is set to be miserable for much of the week – but conditions could get brighter and drier towards the weekend.
But this is set to change on Friday, with “drier and brighter” conditions forecast for much of the day before the rain arrives again with possible thunderstorms over the weekend.
Here is the forecast for the next few days:
A rather cloudy day with outbreaks of rain and drizzle at times, especially over the hills. Some limited brightness, mainly in the east. Temperatures will be lower than on Monday underneath the cloud and rain. Light winds throughout. Maximum temperature 18 °C.
Staying cloudy (tonight), with further outbreaks of rain and drizzle, possibly heavy at times, mainly over the hills. Some hill fog is likely. A mild night underneath the cloud. Minimum temperature 13 °C.
Cloudy with outbreaks of rain, possibly heavy at times, during the morning. Rain probably easing from the west during the afternoon, with the chance of some brighter spells developing. Maximum temperature 18 °C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday
Drier and brighter on Friday. Rain arriving from the west overnight and clearing east Saturday, with heavy and possibly thundery showers following. Brighter with a few scattered showers on Sunday.