Monday's forecast for the NE.

Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Photo: Richard Dixon

This week looks like starting breezy, winds increasing throughout Monday, with an Arctic blast after Thursday and some wintriness in the forecast, the next main weather event on Thursday with wintry showers possible down the east coast.

It might be a bit misty in places on Monday morning. Mainly cloudy, possibly a spot of drizzle out of any thicker cloud. There will be odd brighter spells also, especially in the south of the region.

Throughout the day, the wind begins to increase slightly as the high moves away, drawing in a more westerly flow, top temperatures down on Sunday's values, around 6-8c, 43-46f.