Becoming increasingly cloudy during the evening with spells of rain moving in from the northwest by around midnight.
Hill fog will become more extensive during the early hours, with the rain turning heavy locally before generally easing into daybreak.
Rural lows 7°C
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Today will be dry with long sunny spells.
Some patchy cloud developing by the afternoon, but feeling quite pleasant in the light winds. Maximum Temperature 19C.
Cloud and patchy light rain soon clearing the far south, otherwise it will be dry with light winds and clear spells.
A chilly night for most with the risk of localised grass frost in some rural areas. Minimum Temperature 3C.
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A 21-year-old woman has been sexually assaulted in Bishop Auckland.
The incident happened on Monday 18 May between 9pm and 11pm as the victim, aged 21 was making her way from Copeland Row, Evenwood onto Copeland Lane to meet a friend.
As she headed in the direction of West Auckland she was approached by two men in a light-coloured 4x4 vehicle, who stopped alongside her. The driver made a comment to the woman after getting out of the vehicle and took his victim a short distance away to a gated area next to the entrance to Thrusher’s Wood. He then carried out the assault before getting back in the vehicle and driving off in the direction of West Auckland.
The woman managed to make her way to a nearby farm from where the alarm was raised.
“This incident happened in an isolated location which is very dark and was a terrifying experience for the victim. However, she is being given every support through counselling. We are asking anyone who was in the area between 9pm and 11pm and who saw any suspicious persons or vehicles to contact us,” said Det Con Peter Lonsdale.
Anyone with information should ring police on 101 or they can call Crimestoppers 0800 555111