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Weather: A week of contrasts

The average daytime high for this time in February is around 7C for the North East.

Today we are around 5C above that with temperatures reaching the double digits.

In fact it has reached 16.5C at Monks Wood in Cambridgeshire, making it the highest temperature of 2017 so far.

Temperatures above average

But the milder weather is not set to last.

As we make our way towards the end of the week a change in wind direction will bring much colder conditions.

For Thursday there is a risk that rain will turn to snow above 150 metres.

Risk of snow on Thursday

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Rod Stewart announces Durham gig

Superstar Rod Stewart is heading to Durham County Cricket Club for one of only two exclusive UK mainland concerts in 2017. He will perform at the Emirates Riverside, the home of Durham County Cricket Club, on Friday 9 June.

Rod Stewart

He will also play at Shrewsbury Town Football Club on Wednesday 7 June.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be working with Rod again this year. These are two very special concerts ahead of the Isle of Wight Festival and we expect them to be hugely popular.

“We have now worked with Rod on numerous occasions and the reception he receives is always absolutely fantastic.

“Rod continues to entertain both his loyal followers and a new generation of fans at every concert and we expect Durham and Shrewsbury to be no exception.”

– Director Peter Taylor
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