ITV Weather forecast for North East England

Tonight:Thundery showers easing into the evening and lengthy clear spells developing across many areas. Heavy showers returning to western hills overnight, perhaps the odd one reaching eastern parts towards dawn. Minimum temperature 8 °C.

Monday:Often cloudy through the morning, with increasingly widespread showers, some heavy and thundery by midday. Showers gradually becoming more isolated during the afternoon and turning increasingly sunny. Mainly light winds. Maximum temperature 17 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:A fine start Tuesday, but cloud and rain arriving during the day. Sunny intervals and scattered, heavy thunderstorms on Wednesday and Thursday. Rather breezy conditions expected Thursday. Temperatures near normal.