Tyne Tees Weather: Mild and wet, then colder

Christmas Day evening and night: Cloudy at first with periods of heavy rain, hill snow, and strong winds, and misty with cloud covering hills. Rain will turn more showery later with clear spells and colder northwesterly winds. Showers will be wintry on high ground. Minimum temperature 0 deg C (32 deg F).

Tuesday: Scattered showers will be wintry on hills, then drier during the afternoon with bright spells. Largely dry overnight with a frost forming inland, and isolated wintry showers on hills. Maximum temperature 5 deg C (41 deg F).

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday: Often bright mainly dry on Wednesday with cold northerly winds, then frosty overnight. Cold and bright on Thursday, becoming less windy. Rain, preceded by hill snow, Thursday night and Friday.