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Tyne Tees Easter Weekend Weather

Tunstall Hill Nature reserve Sunderland LEE HARGREAVE Photo:

The Easter Weekend has begun on a very positive note - dry with much lighter winds and some decent spells of sunshine. But how long can the settled conditions hang on for?

It continues to look like a weekend of two halves - the first half staying mainly fine and dry with some lovely spring sunshine. The second half a little more unsettled.

There will be a gradual decline as the weekend progresses. There still is a degree of uncertainty on how much and how far the weather will deteriorate from the southeast during Sunday, but it will definitely turn cloudier. Winds will be stronger by Sunday and it will feel cooler - especially for eastern coasts. The risk of rain is much higher.

Here's your TYNE TEES forecast for the rest of the weekend........

Low pressure threatens from the southeast by Sunday. How far north it turns conditions unsettled remains uncertain.

REST OF GOOD FRIDAY:

It will be a dry and sunny day, although there may be a little cloud around the coast at times. Highs 12°C.

GOOD FRIDAY NIGHT:

It will stay dry and mostly clear overnight, becoming cold again with the risk of a frost in some places. Lows 0-2°C.

SATURDAY:

A chilly start but it will stay dry and bright through the day with long sunny spells. Patchy cloud is likely to develop in the afternoon - especially for the Yorkshire coastline. Light winds - but from an easterly direction, making it feel cooler at the coast. Highs 11-13°C.

EASTER SUNDAY:

A dry start butturning cloudier through the day from the southeast. Windier and feeling chilly with highs to 10°C. Some rain is possible later in the day.

EASTER MONDAY:

Monday remains unsettled and breezy with rain or showers at times. Highs 12°C.