It is set to be a wet and cloudy in Darlington and across the North East today (September 19) as the Met Office predicts both showers and overcast clouds.

Autumnal weather has taken a hold in Darlington as we move swiftly towards dark nights and cooler temperatures.

This has been reflected in today’s Met Office forecast, which shows we can expect bursts of heavy rain throughout the day.

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The forecaster has predicted a particularly damp start to the morning with a 50% chance of rain at 8am, rising to 70% at 9am.

As the day progresses, temperatures are set to reach up to 17C, and remaining at this temperature as the night continues.

There will be highs of 18C and lows of 16C, with the sun due to set at 7:13pm.

Here’s a full hour-by-hour forecast for the region today.

9am: 11C with 70% chance of rain

10am: 13C with 60% chance of rain

11am: 16C with 50% chance of rain

12pm: 17C with 10% chance of rain

1pm: 17C with 10% chance of rain

2pm: 17C with 20% chance of rain

3pm: 16C with 50% chance of rain

4pm: 16C with 80% chance of rain

5pm: 17C with 50% chance of rain

6pm: 17C with 10% chance of rain

7pm: 17C with 40% chance of rain

8pm: 17C with 10% chance of rain

9pm: 16C with 10% chance of rain

10pm: 16C with 10% chance of rain

11pm: 17C with 10% chance of rain

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The forecaster predicts: “Feeling very unsettled with wet, windy and cloudy conditions expected throughout the day.

“Rain may be persistent and heavy at times, particularly over the Pennines, especially during the morning. Maximum temperature 17 °C.”