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Weather: A mixed day

Most places east of the hills will be dry with some bright or sunny spells.

Cloudier across the north Pennines and Cheviots, with some mist and patchy light rain at times.

Winds westerly, mainly light. Maximum temperature 21 °C.

  1. Ross Hutchinson

Hundreds of thousands of salmon released into the Tyne

Despite some heavy rain, after the very dry summer many of our rivers are still running low.

But that hasn't stopped what's known as the salmon run in the River Tyne. As Ross Hutchinson has been finding out, sometimes nature needs a helping hand.

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Weather: HEAVY SHOWERS

Showers will become more widespread and often heavy and thundery by Monday afternoon.

Some locations will see heavy downpours, with 20 to 30 mm of rain in an hour.

Lightning and hail may also prove disruptive. Many areas may miss the downpours and stay largely dry, however.

The showers will ease by late evening.

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  1. Ross Hutchinson

Plans to plant 40,000 trees near Beamish

Tyneside and Wearside have some of the lowest levels of woodland in the country.

There's now a plan to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds to plant thousands of trees at a site near Beamish.

The area is already home to a small forest- with hopes it will soon be growing in size.

Ross has been to find out more.

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