THE North East and North Yorkshire will be rocked by heavy rain, hail and thunder today, the Met Office has said.

Many have woken up to a cloudy and dim day today with isolated showers here and there, but the worst is yet to come.

According to the Met Office showers are expected to become more widespread as well as heavier.

The Northern Echo: The rain across the UK at 3pm according to WXChartsThe rain across the UK at 3pm according to WXCharts

What will the weather be like today?

Today, the Met Office has predicted heavy, slow-moving, showers this afternoon with localised downpours.

However, thundery showers have also been predicted for many, as well as possible hail as the cloudy air mixes with the warming temperatures.

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Although today will be a wet and unsettled day, the weather forecaster has predicted a maximum temperature of 15c.

What will the weather be like tonight?

Moving into this evening, showers will slowly fade and leave behind patchy cloud.

The Northern Echo: The weather in Darlington todayThe weather in Darlington today

It will be rather cool in clearer areas with some mist and fog patches in the morning.

A minimum temperature of 4c has been predicted for tonight. 

What will the weather be like tomorrow?

Tomorrow things are set to look quite similar with further heavy and thundery showers in places.

The Northern Echo: The weather in Darlington tomorrowThe weather in Darlington tomorrow

Sunny spells are also likely and showers will be more isolated compared to Tuesday, according to the forecaster.

What will the weather be like for the long weekend?

Luckily we are set for a largely dry and bright Thursday and Friday and the weather will continue to stay fine for Saturday.

However, there is an increased risk of a few showers as the weekend progresses.

Temperatures will turn warmer towards the end of the week for many.

Most areas will remain dry over the weekend with the odd spot of light rain and some cloudier conditions.

Unsettled conditions are likely to return into the new week, however, with rain and strong winds.


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