The sun is set to come out in Darlington with some showers predicted later in the day as the Met Office predicts bursts of sunshine with temperatures peaking at 10C.

It has been a gusty and chilly start to spring following strong winds from Storm Kathleen that have persisted as we reach mid April.

However, wind gusts reaching up to 27mph are expected to hit the town early this morning (April 16) but are set to drop to 15mph by 8pm this evening.

Temperatures will reach a high of 10C from 12pm, but is then set to drop to a low of 5C by 11pm this evening.

Following a dry day, the forecaster has also stated that a “band of showers” will hit this evening.

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

9am: 8C with <5% chance of rain

10am: 9C with 10% chance of rain

11am: 9C with 10% chance of rain

12pm: 10C with <5% chance of rain

1pm: 10C with 30% chance of rain

2pm: 10C with 10% chance of rain

3pm: 10C with 10% chance of rain

4pm: 9C with 10% chance of rain

5pm: 9C with <5% chance of rain

6pm: 9C with <5% chance of rain

7pm: 8C with <5% chance of rain

8pm: 7C with <5% chance of rain

9pm: 7C with <5% chance of rain

10pm: 6C with 10% chance of rain

11pm: 5C with 10% chance of rain

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The forecaster predicts: “Early showers in the east clearing to leave a bright and breezy morning. Isolated showers may develop during the afternoon, mainly across western hills. 

“Feeling rather cool, especially in the fresh breeze. Maximum temperature 11 °C.”