Rather cloudy outlook. Greater risk of showers

Misty low cloud and disappointing temperatures at Big waters (NELSON ALLAN) Photo:

Most areas this weekend have remained dry but disappointingly cloudy and cool - when other parts of the UK have been warm with hazy sunshine.

Over the next few days, for eastern parts of the region, a similar story continues with a greater risk of thicker cloud, mist & murk and a much cooler feel - especially for the east coast, where brisk east/southeasterly breezes prevail.

As we head into the new week conditions turn a little more unsettled with cloudier skies becoming more widespread across the UK and a much higher risk of showers or rain.

Here's your forecast into the new working week for the Tyne Tees region.......

REST OF SUNDAY:

Many will remain cloudy, misty and distinctly chilly in the east. Inland areas should brighten a little, providing some hazy sunshine in places. Cold at the coast and where mist/cloud lingers but highs around 13°C.

SUNDAY NIGHT:

Mist and low cloud will thicken once again with coastal and inland fog reforming. The cloud may be thick enough to give some drizzle, especially over high ground. Lows 5 °C.

MONDAY:

Mostly cloudy with mist or fog patches. Chilly, especially near the coast. Increased risk of showers into the afternoon. By late afternoon heavy showers could develop. Highs 9-11°C.

OUTLOOK:

A more 'changeable' outlook. Mist and low cloud continuing near coasts keeping it colder here.

Further inland, cloud breaking at times, leaving some sunny spells, but also a chance of showers, heavy and thundery in places.

Cloudy with showers Tuesday

Dry start midweek but rain later towards evening

Dry on Thursday with west best for sunshine