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THE LATEST: In-depth forecast for weekend and beyond.

Blyth Beach. Photo: Alison Leddy

The next 24 hours sees a NW/SE split across the country as a warm front brings rain to many parts of the NW, but over in the NE we won't be seeing too much of that.

Turning windy though at times.

REMAINDER OF SATURDAY

Mainly dry and bright with sunny spells. A little cloud running onto the Pennines, best of any sun further east.

The S/SW wind increases as well, gusts of 35-40mph by the end of the afternoon.

Temps around average or just above at 8-9c, 48f.

SATURDAY NIGHT

Patchy outbreaks of showery rain over the North Pennines at times. Best breaks to the east of the Pennines, dry here.

Still windy though, gusts 40mph, locally 45mph possible in the most exposed spots by the end of the night.

Very mild lows, around 6-8c so frost-free.

SUNDAYMainly dry, cloudy, best of the sun to the SE of the region, odd shower running onto the North Pennines.Just a spit in the air anywhere east of the Pennines.

Windy, gusts generally around 40-45mph.

During the afternoon the wind eases a little. It will be very mild in spite of the cloud, tops around 11-12c, a good few degrees above the average for the time of year.

WEATHER OUTLOOK.

SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY

On Sunday night, a front starts to edge SE'wards from the NW but the rain on it shouldn't reach us until the end of Sunday night, with rain spreading to all parts of the region by lunchtime.

Bursts of rain could be heavy at times, but easing as the front pushes eastwards. Brightening from the west later. Breezy but not as windy as Saturday night and Sunday.

MONDAY NIGHT

Rain pushes in from the SW, wet and windy with gales so the rain will be fast moving.

TUESDAY

Sun and showers, very blustery.

WEDNESDAY

Sun and showers. The wind starts to ease later. Brighter weather between the showers.