Cloudy along the coast all day, brighter spells further west. Odd spit over Northumberland, but this risk diminishes throughout the dayRead the full story ›
Overnight mist and fog will clear slowly. Mainly dry with some bright or sunny intervals developing by the afternoon.
Light winds. Becoming cloudier again during evening with possible drizzle overnight. Maximum temperature 19 °C.
A look at the weekend forecast for the Tyne Tees regionRead the full story ›
There is a chance we could see the Northern Lights tonight - Here is a quick guide.Read the full story ›
Tonight is the best chance to see the Northern Lights in our region for a long time.
No guarantees - but if it does happen you might want to know how to photograph it.
Viewer Alison Leddy has given us her top tips for capturing the phenomenon on camera.
Go as far away from any light pollution as possible and look to the north for clear dark skies.
The coast is generally the best.
Be prepared for a long wait and keep taking photos and checking on your camera.
A lot of the time it isn't visible to the naked eye but because you are doing a long exposure, your camera's sensor picks up the light and colours.
Best tip ever is to wrap up warm, it could turn into a long night.
If you do get a picture you can email me your pictures to:
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And good luck!!
Conditions are right for sightings of the Northern Lights in Scotland and the north of England.Read the full story ›