It is set to be a frosty and chilly day in Darlington and across the North East today (March 4) as the Met Office predicts low temperatures set to feel like 3C.

As we welcome March, chilly spells would make you falsely believe that Spring is not on the way as the North East continues to see bouts of cold and frost.

Today, temperatures will reach a high of 9C at 3pm, but is then set to drop to a low of 6C by 7pm this evening but forecasters say it will feel like 3C.

Light wind is also forecast throughout the day but will only reach a high of 11mph, with the sun due to set at 5:49pm.

Following a dry start to the week, the forecaster has also stated that “strong winds and periods of rain” will hit the region from Wednesday to the end of the week, set to cause frost from cold snaps.

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

9am: 1C with 10% chance of rain

10am: 2C with 10% chance of rain

11am: 4C with <5% chance of rain

12pm: 6C with <5% chance of rain

1pm: 7C with <5% chance of rain

2pm: 8C with <5% chance of rain

3pm: 9C with <5% chance of rain

4pm: 8C with <5% chance of rain

5pm: 8C with <5% chance of rain

6pm: 7C with <5% chance of rain

7pm: 6C with 10% chance of rain

8pm: 6C with 10% chance of rain

9pm: 6C with 10% chance of rain

10pm: 6C with 10% chance of rain

11pm: 6C with 10% chance of rain

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The forecaster predicts: “Early frost and freezing fog patches will slowly clear to leave a dry and bright day, with sunny spells developing for many. 

“Light winds, with temperatures near average. Maximum temperature 9 °C.”