Last of the dry and warm days but with more cloud around than recently.
Winds will again be very light so another warm feel to the afternoon.
Maximum Temperature 19C.
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It is looking like the North East has recorded the top temperature for the UK today.
It got up to 20.9C at Chillingham Barns in Northumberland - with other areas in the county and North Yorkshire coming close.
But make the most of it - temperatures will drop dramatically over the weekend.
Temperatures have already climbed to over 20C in parts of Northumberland.
With high pressure in control and hardly a cloud in the sky it is a very pleasant day across the north east.
But make the most of it - things will go downhill tomorrow.
Breathalysers will be used in a number of bars and clubs in Durham City this evening, as part of a new river safety pilot project.
Last week a report by the charity ROSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) made a number of recommendations, including additional lighting along the river bank and improving pathways.
Anyone believed to be intoxicated will be breathalysed, and if they are over the limit they could be refused entry.
A cool start, with any mist or fog patches soon clearing to leave a fine and sunny day with light winds.
Feeling warm later in the day. Maximum Temperature 14C.