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Brisk winds. Rain for Monday and Thursday. Sunshine & showers for Tuesday and Wednesday. Colder feel with showers wintry over hillsRead the full story ›
Rather cloudy with scattered showers throughout the day, more frequent and heavy over higher ground.
Although winds may ease for a time during the morning, windy from the west by afternoon.
Feeling noticeably cooler than Saturday. Highs 8 °C
Brighter skies follow morning rain for both Saturday and Sunday. Winds stay strong. Mild Saturday, cooler on SundayRead the full story ›
British Summer Time begins on Sunday. We may lose an hour in bed but the sun won't set until around 7.37 pm on Sunday evening.Read the full story ›
Starting mild but wet and windy, with gales in exposure as occasionally heavy rain sweeps eastwards. Gusts 50-60mph.
Remaining windy, but becoming brighter and fresher into the afternoon, with blustery showers possible (more likely in the west).
Away from the wind and showers, it will feel warm, with highs to 13°C.
Two men are seriously injured after a crash involving a car and a taxi on the A167 in Newton Aycliffe.
County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service said the two men, who were travelling in the same vehicle, both had to be cut from the wreckage by firefighters.
One has been airlifted to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough, while the other has been taken by road to Darlington Memorial Hospital.
Nothing is known yet about the driver of the other car.
The road is closed both ways, with police directing traffic, between the B6443 at Central Avenue and Ricknall Lane. The crash happened about 500 yards north of the Gretna Green Hotel.
A spokesman for the fire service confirmed the crash involved two cars, after reports that one of the vehicles was a lorry. He said a lorry was at the scene but was not involved in the crash.
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.Read the full story ›