Weather conditions continue to look promising over the coming days with high pressure building by Monday. This means many areas will be dry and fine with light winds, mild days and chilly nights.
For the rest of the weekend we have to contend with a cold front to the northwest. It will very slowly sink southeast during Sunday, weakening as it does so.
For the Tyne Tees region this means that as we head into Sunday Pennine areas and many parts of Northumberland are more likely to be cloudy, with parts of North Yorkshire and County Durham better placed for sunshine.
The air is mild and in the sunnier spots this weekend temperatures could reach 14°C that's 6 degrees above the average for early March.
Here's your forecast for the coming days.....
Rest of Saturday:
Brightening up through the afternoon with sunny spells developing. Feeling mild, despite the brisk southwesterly breeze. (Gusts to 35mph for exposed coasts and hills). Highs 14 °C.
Mostly dry and clear at first. Cloud will increase from the northwest later with a little rain/drizzle possible out of thicker cloud - more likely over hills. Winds easing a little but remaining breezy. Mild low of 7 °C.
Generally cloudy with occasional mainly light rain, particularly over western hills.
Bright or sunny spells for southern and eastern areas, but cloud will slowly thicken form the northwest during the day and rain will become more widespread and persistent by evening.
Highs 12-14 °C.
Cloud and rain will clear early on Monday, then high pressure sets in and conditions become brighter. Tuesday and Wednesday should be dry and fine with sunshine and lighter winds.
By day temperatures will remain above the average and peak into double figures, but with possible overnight frosts.
By midweek patchy mist/low cloud is possible.