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WEATHER: Overnight & weekend

Wet outlook Credit: Nancy Venman

A cloudy and mild night ahead with strong gusty winds (in excess of 45mph over hills) and an area of rain approaching from the west after midnight.

SATURDAY: Unsettled start with further outbreaks of rain, heavy in places. Winds will gradually ease.

Colder, clearer weather develops from the north-west for Northumberland during the afternoon but staying blustery with scattered showers.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Showery rain - which could be wintry over hills.

SUNDAY: A colder start with a patchy frost and risk of icy stretches.

Despite a dry start blustery showers are possible with further wet & windy weather from the west for the second half of the day.

NEW YEAR'S EVE: Windy. Rain at times. Wintry over hills.

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