THE entire region is set to face heavy rain as a weather warning for the North East and North Yorkshire will be in place from later this week.

Forecasters have said heavy and persistent rain could drench parts of the region, with disruption to transport expected.

In place from 2am on Tuesday, the yellow weather warning from the Met Office will remain in place for almost 24 hours until midnight.

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It follows on from spells of clearer weather across the region at the weekend, with some parts seeing cool, but sunny conditions.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said as much as 75mm could fall in some parts as strengthening winds will also move across the area early tomorrow.

They said: “Rain, accompanied with strengthening winds, will move north and eastwards across the area early on Tuesday, becoming slow-moving over parts of northeast England and, later, also eastern England. 15-30 mm of rain is expected to fall quite widely.

“Over eastern and northeastern England, 40-50 mm of rain is likely to fall in some parts with 50-75 mm also possible in a few spots.”

The forecast for the rest of the week

But thankfully, heavy rain and poor conditions are not set to last with it becoming dryer and brighter in the days following.

According to the long range forecast for the rest of the week, the region will see some sunny spells, mixed with light cloud.

It said: "Low cloud with light rain along the coasts Wednesday, dry and bright later. From Thursday, mostly cloudy but dry with some sunny spells towards the south. Fog patches Friday morning."

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