A beach built on the Newcastle Quayside has opened early because of the hot weather. These people were enjoying sun, sand and stotties on what cold turn out to be one of the hottest weekends of the year.
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Icy first thing and windy, with wintry showers lingering further south, especially at the coast. Brighter elsehwere
Emma brings you Saturday's forecast
Longest spell of winter so far. Bitterly cold with further wintry showers