Thundery rain clearing away to the north first thing on Saturday.
Another fine and dry day to follow with sunny spells developing, and again it will be very warm.
Maximum Temperature 24°C.
Police are appealing for information after a collision between a car and a child in North Tyneside.
At around 4.40pm this afternoon (July 3) a four-year-old boy was hit by a car on Rocket Way in Forest Hall.
He was taken to hospital by paramedics with non-life threatening injuries where he remains to undergo treatment.
After the collision happened the man driving the car, that is thought to be a small dark coloured model, got out of the car to check on the child but left before police arrived on the scene.
A couple who survived the Tunisian attack have been talking about their horrific experience after returning home to the North East.
Julie Duffell and Ian Jennison, from Cramlington, were staying next door to the Imperial Marhaba hotel in Sousse when the gunman opened fire.
The couple say the resort staff risked their lives to help protect guests, and now they have begun a fund raising campaign to help them in return.
Ian Jennison and Julie Duffell love the Bellvue Park Hotel and its staff so much they've been four times, but this year their holiday took a devastating turn. As they enjoyed themselves last Friday (June 26) they heard gunfire.
The couple say that terror and panic in the resort was unimaginable. But as the gunman made his way along the beach the staff were incredibly brave.
They recall that a few members of staff were there right on the front line.
They were there up close we realised that they had actually chased the gunman away.
The couple have also started an online campaign to raise money to help the Tunisian heroes.
They are hoping to hit a target of twenty thousand pounds.
Despite the horror that the couple experienced they say that they will return to the resort.
Former Northumbria Police chief constable Sue Sim claims she was treated differently by senior colleagues because she was a woman.
Ms Sim left the force last month after five years in charge and three decades as a serving police officer.
In a radio interview she said she feared how other women might be being treated in the force.
The claim appeared in an official report which cleared Ms Sim, who retired in June, of misconduct.
Northumbria Police said it was disappointed and does not accept the accusation.