Cloudy and humid with showery rain at times as well as the potential for a few heavy showers and maybe some thunder through the south and SE of the region; a yellow "be aware" warning for heavy rain has been issued by the Met Office. This is valid from midday until 7pm Sunday 13th July and affects Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees.
Cloud cover won't be solid, there will be occasional breaks and we lose the coastal mist today
Tops around 18-19c, 66f.
Showers ease on Sunday evening as a little ridge of high pressure builds in from the west to quieten things down.Dry for all parts, winds fairly gentle inland: NW'erly turning slightly more W'erly by the end of the night. Across coasts and exposed parts we expect it to be a touch breezier 15-20mph.
Feeling locally cool under any cloud breaks, lows 8-9c in general, but nearer 12-14c through towns and bigger cities. Odd mist patch by morning.
An reversal of fortunes from Sunday: starting fine and bright, cloud slowly increasing from the west.
Sunday's overnight high gives way to low pressure from the Atlantic, so cloud thickening from the west.
During the afternoon, we might just see an odd patch of light rain here and there east of the Pennines, nothing much, just spits, with a cloudy afternoon in prospect.
Breeze increases as the precipitation moves in, a fresh S/SW'erly developing into the afternoon, temperatures about where they should be for the time of year, in the high teens to low 20's celsius.
Monday night will be damp and breezy.
Fresher and clearer again. Clear spells in the morning, another high building in so light winds, bright or sunny spells and feeling pleasant in the sun.
Fine and pretty warm, temperatures in the mid-20's celsius. Potentially quite hot with a thundery breakdown likely on Friday into the weekend.