After a chilly start, temperatures will soon rise in plenty of morning sunshine.
A little more cloud around by the afternoon, but remaining dry with light winds. Maximum Temperature 12C.
The weather has lived up to expectations, with Britain basking in the warmest day of the year so far (April 15) as predicted and forecasters say it will get hotter yet.
But in the North East, temperatures have risen no higher than 14C (57F).
The 23.2C (74F) recorded at Gravesend, Kent, surpassed 2015's previous peak of 22.8 (73F) on Tuesday.
It means parts of Britain were hotter than Athens (19C), Istanbul (14C) and Rome (17C).
The sizzling conditions are not expected to develop into a heatwave but a 'settled' picture is likely to continue into next week.
Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne Wear Metro, is to carry out a multi-million pound project to replace the tracks on the QEII Metro Bridge over the River Tyne.
The work, which is part of a wider modernisation programme, involves replacing two 400 metre stretches of track on the link between Newcastle and Gateshead.
It is the first time since the Metro bridge was built in the late 70s that entire sections of rail have been completely renewed.
The work will take place the first two weekends in May.
Services between Monument and Heworth will not be running on Saturday May 2 and Sunday May 3, and on Saturday May 9 and Sunday May 10.
Officially today has been the warmest day of the year so far - with highs of 23C recorded in London.
Unfortunately cloud and cooler air led to us having a far more average day with temperatures about right for the time of year.
Tomorrow could prove even warmer in the south - but once again we will miss out on those top temperatures.