A mostly dry morning with some bright or sunny intervals in the east, but more general cloud and occasional rain spreading from the west in the afternoon.
Maximum Temperature 8C.
North East firefighters began another 24-hour strike in the latest chapter of an ongoing dispute over their pensions at 7am on February 25.
The strike has been organised by the Fire Brigades' Union.
Many fire officers will also rally at Grey's Monument in Newcastle at midday.
Emergency calls will be answered and the fire service says its coverage will be adequate, but asks people to take extra care during the action.
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Another cold and windy day with sunny intervals and scattered wintry showers, these mainly across the hills with some sheltered eastern parts staying dry.
Maximum Temperature 6C.
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