Many of us are keen to get out and about this Easter weekend, and welcome in the spring after a long, grey winter. 

But for some of us, rain might put a dampener on our plans, as unsettled weather, with periods of sunshine interspersed with snap of rain and wind. 

On Friday, Darlington will see some sun, with highs of 12C, and wind at 26km/h. The chance of rain stands at 25 per cent. 

On Saturday, there will be intervals of clouds and sunshine, with highs of 13C and wind at 13km/h. The chance of rain stands at 25 per cent. 

On Sunday, Darlington will see periods of sun, with highs of 14C and wind at 13km/h. The chance of rain stands at 10 per cent.

Monday will be rainy, with highs of 11C, a 91 per cent chance of rain, and wind at 26km/h. 

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The Met Office has said that next week begins with some uncertainty, as it looks likely that we will see a return towards more widely unsettled conditions as another area of low pressure pushes across the UK.

Early next week, changeable weather is likely largely dominating throughout this period.

Most areas look likely to see further showers and some longer spells of rain at times, although interspersed with some drier spells in between - though the north will be drier than in the south.