THE Met Office and other weather forecasters have predicted a mini-heatwave that is set to blast the North East this weekend with temperatures as high as 20c.

According to the Met Office, it will be “mostly fine and warm” this weekend, and locally “very warm with sunny spells.”

A wave of high-pressure is set to sweep across the UK today sending temperatures soaring to highs of up to 25c this weekend.

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The Northern Echo:

In the North East the weather is set to be mostly “dry and bright” over the weekend and “turning warmer with easing winds.”

In Darlington temperatures could reach as high as 18c by mid afternoon on Saturday and Middlesbrough will also see temperatures of 18c.

In Durham temperatures will also soar with highs of 18c at around the same time, and for North Yorkshire, Northallerton will see temperatures of a scorching 19c.

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What will the weather be like hour-by-hour this weekend?

In Darlington, things will kick off with a rather warm night with temperatures at 11c at midnight.

The Northern Echo:

As morning breaks temperatures will increase to a toasty 15c at 10am on Saturday morning and continued to rise.

By 4pm, temperatures will be the highest at 18c and then dropping gradually as the night progresses.

  • 7am = 10c
  • 10am = 15c
  • 13pm = 17c
  • 16pm = 18c
  • 19pm = 17c

What is the weather like next week?

Moving into next week sadly the warm weather will not last for long as thicker cloud moves in and outbreaks and rain and breezier conditions.

The full long-range forecast between Monday May 16 and Wednesday may 25 reads: “Early in the week any showers in the far south and southeast are likely to quickly clear leaving most places fine and dry with sunny periods.

“Thicker cloud and outbreaks of rain are likely to spread to some northwestern areas later, with some breezier conditions in the west. Into the middle and end of the week there is likely going to be a southeast-northwest split, with the southeast experiencing generally drier, more settled weather.

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“The northwest, however, will likely see some cloudier weather and showery rain, possibly heavy and thundery at times.

“Over the weekend and the beginning of the following week the more unsettled weather may spread further east. Widely warm or very warm throughout, perhaps hot in the south and southeast earlier in the period.”


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