Dry with lengthy clear spells at first, leading to another chilly night.
Cloud thickening from the west through the early hours, with a few showers in the north by dawn.
A cool but bright start with some morning showers still around.
These should mostly clear to leave a pleasant afternoon with spells of sunshine and light winds.
Maximum Temperature 17°C.
Further showers are likely to continue through the night with perhaps the odd heavier one around.
A cool night with temperatures falling into single figures. Minimum Temperature 7°C.
A campaign has been launched to make the North East the UK's leading cultural capital.
The 'Case for Culture' manifesto outlines the region's cultural vision for the next 15 years. It says investment in culture will benefit people, places and the economy in the North East, helping to build and sustain a better future for the entire region.
The 'Case for Culture' manifesto has been launched by the North East Culture Partnership, which is formed of 12 local authorities alongside arts and cultural organisations, sport and tourism, and businesses and educational organisations.
The partnership aims to spread the benefits of arts, culture and heritage across the region by reaching an extra 500,000 people per year, boosting economic growth and job creation.
It is hoped the campaign will increase access to culture for young people across the North East.
The partnership says they will achieve their aims by increasing the planned funding from £100 million to at least £300 million over the next five years.
Sunny intervals and showers, these mainly through the afternoon when some will become heavy.
Breezy, especially along the coast. Still feeling rather cool, though less so than on Tuesday.
Maximum Temperature 17°C.
A familiar sign from the former headquarters of the Sunderland Echo newspaper has been removed and is being auctioned off for charity.
The 10ft red letters, which were clearly visible to motorists on the A19, have been taken down from the company's former office at Pennywell by the site's new owners, Tecaz.
The bathroom and kitchen retailer is auctioning off the sign on eBay tonight, with the proceeds going to North East cancer charity, the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.
Catherine Porteous, manager from Tecaz, said:
We didn’t want to see the signs go to waste and decided to give people the opportunity to bid for them with the money going to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.
The signs are huge but we’re hoping someone out there will be able to recycle them.
We’ll be happy to help by delivering them locally and all the money raised will go towards Sir Bobby’s cancer charity.
The auction begins at 7pm tonight on eBay.
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