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Sunday's detailed forecast for the start of September

Zapcat Racing Grand Prix on the River Tyne, between the Tyne and Millennium Bridges. Photo: David Whinham

According to the Met Office, today is the last day of summer . This is because they allocate each season three months to run their course and plot records accordingly. For many of us, the seasonal shift occurs around the autumn equinox, 23rd September this year, when clocks go back an hour.

Either way, with autumn just round the corner, it looks like the first week of September will be warmer and drier than the second half of August was! Higher temperatures expected this coming week, more settled, none of the night frosts which we had at the end of August and some good sunny spells. Having said that, the cloud detail will be rather tricky to predict because as high pressure settles in, there won't be much wind to push the cloud out of the way which is inbound tonight.

SUNDAY

For the rest of Sunday, fine and bright with sun at times and light breezes, highs around 18-19c, 66f. A pleasant enough afternoon but cloudier along the east coast and over the Pennines.

SUNDAY NIGHT

Cloud thickens to bring rain to the north of the region before midnight. Soon after it will follow to all parts of the region, pushing SE'wards. Turning murky over higher routes, this will be confined to the very tops by morning. The rain will be mostly fairly light and it will tend to dry up in the far north as the night wears on. Elsewhere, a night of cloud and drizzly rain, lows 12-13c so not a cold night.

MONDAY

Most of the rain should have cleared away by Monday morning so brightening up. Just a little drizzly over the Pennines and the Cheviots. Sun coming through with light NW'erly winds. A fine afternoon beckons. Some sunshine at times, best of this in the north, tops 19c 66f. Further south, still cloudier with a legacy of cloud and rain.

WEATHER OUTLOOK: for the NE. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

OUTLOOK

Dry throughout Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with cloud and a little sun mixed in. Gentle winds and warm temperatures by day and night; temperatures above average by day, around 19-20c, 66-68f.