Updated at 04:00 Wednesday Dec 12th
North East England Regional Forecast
Slowly brightening up after a cloudy and misty start.
Areas of mist and low cloud with patchy fog will thin only slowly through the day, and there will be a little rain or drizzle on the hills. However, cloud should break more generally from the south towards evening. Maximum Temperature 6C.
Mainly dry with some clear spells overnight, but with a few showers spreading to coastal areas. Becoming cold and frosty across the west of the region. Minimum Temperature -1C.
Mainly dry in the west with some sunny spells, but cloudier across the east of the region with further showers. Feeling cold, and with widespread frost developing overnight. Maximum Temperature 5C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Friday cold with sunny spells and coastal showers. Saturday starting frosty, then wind and rain spreading east with hill snow and perhaps to lower levels. Sunday becoming drier and brighter.
UK Outlook for Monday 17 Dec 2018 to Wednesday 26 Dec 2018:
Through the middle of the month, a mix of blustery showers and longer spells of rain looks likely, with a risk of severe gales. Temperatures will be around normal for the time of year, although the south and west could become rather mild at times. However, a chance of some colder air in the north could give the risk of some hill snow. Heading into the Christmas week, it will probably stay unsettled, with further spells of wind and rain, but interspersed by some brighter and showery weather. Temperatures on the whole look likely to be a little milder than average. However, there is a small chance of colder temperatures, which could bring snow to hilltops in the north, and perhaps to low levels for a time in the northeast.
UK Outlook for Thursday 27 Dec 2018 to Thursday 10 Jan 2019:
The end of 2018 is likely to remain fairly changeable with showers or longer spells of rain, possibly wintry over higher ground. Temperatures look likely to be around normal for the time of year, although there is a small chance things could turn colder in late December. However, as we head into the New Year, there is an increased chance of high pressure becoming established close to the UK. This would bring drier and colder weather, but also an increasing chance of some snow showers and nighttime frosts.
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