THE region is set to see warmer weather later this week as temperatures are forecast to hit 22c - but there's more rain on the way.

This week, parts of the North-East and North Yorkshire have been dampened with spells of rain and it looks set to continue.

The Met Office has updated its North-East forecast for the rest of the week and into the weekend: 


Generally cloudy, with outbreaks of light rain and drizzle moving eastwards across all parts during the morning, with some hill fog. Becoming drier into the afternoon, although it will stay rather cloudy. Feeling cool underneath the cloud and rain. Maximum temperature 17 °C.


Staying cloudy, with some light rain and drizzle at times, mainly on the hills. Elsewhere, drier with a few clearer interludes developing. A mild night, with light winds. Minimum temperature 13 °C.


A cloudy start, with some light rain and drizzle on the hills. Elsewhere, some decent breaks developing into the afternoon, with some warm sunny spells. Light winds. Maximum temperature 22 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday

Cloudy start on Friday, then brighter with sunny spells developing. Cloud and rain clearing southeast overnight into Saturday, then drier, fresher with sunny spells. Largely dry with sunny spells Sunday.