Areas of rain, locally thundery, will develop across the warning area during Thursday afternoon, evening and overnight.
This will be heavy at times and may lead to some localised disruption.
Heavy rain may lead to localised rainfall accumulations of 20-30 mm in 1-2 hours, with some places perhaps seeing 40-60 mm in 3-6 hours.
This may cause some travel disruption during rush hour this evening.
Lauren, 16 from Hartlepool, has had a hard time at home, but got 1A, 2Bs and 5Cs at GCSE & is 'proud & overwhelmed' https://t.co/TZar9t24VQ
Across the North East, the number of students achieving A*-C grades has dropped. However, a school in Hartlepool is boasting improving grades, especially in maths.
GCSE results at High Tunstall College of Science in Hartlepool - improving grades here, especially in maths https://t.co/GBVJKu2fCZ
GCSE grades have fallen in the North East, in a pattern reflected across the country.
65% of entries here were graded A*-C, more than 2% down on last year.
17.3% of entries in the North East received the top grades, A* or A, down 0.3%. That fall is less than any other region, but only Yorkshire and the Humber has a lower proportion of pupils getting top grades.
The drop in results across the country was expected, with a record number of students re-sitting maths and English this year.
The number of pupils receiving A*-C grades in their GCSE results has fallen from 67.2% to 65% - a drop of 2.1%
There is a 0.3% drop in pupils achieving A*-A grades. Last year, the figure was 17.6% - it is now at 17.3%
Much cooler and cloudier than Wednesday, with further pulses of showery rain spreading northwards, potentially turning heavy and thundery locally during the afternoon.
Maximum Temperature 16 °C.
I Am Team GB is being billed as possibly the nation’s biggest ever sports day, being held across the UK on Saturday 27th August.
The idea is to inspire everyone to have a go at sport.
To try and do this some of our local sports clubs in the region have signed up to take part and open their doors for free.
Yes for free!
One of the many clubs choosing to take part in I Am Team GB is the Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club.
They're holding a free community open day on Saturday (27th August) where anyone can pop along for free and have a go at table tennis!
Thousands of teenagers across our region will receive their GCSE results today.
The North East recorded the biggest rise in the proportion of A*-C grades awarded - but the schools watchdog Ofsted has since warned of a "deeply troubling" divide in secondary school standards, with many schools in the North of England underperforming.
Last year, 67.2% of our region's entries were graded A*-C, up 1.5% on 2014. 17.6% were A*-A, up 0.2% on the previous year.
This is the last time that GCSEs will be graded A*-G. From next summer, results will use the new numerical model - from 1 at the bottom, to 9 for those with the best marks.
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Thousands of teenagers in the North East are waiting to receive their GCSE results today.
Last year, the region saw the biggest rise in the proportion of A* to C grades awarded. The education watchdog Ofsted has warned this year about poor standards in our region's secondary schools.
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