There is set to be heavy rain in Darlington early today, according to the Met Office, with the weather changing to cloudy by lunchtime.

It will be chilly, especially in the northerly wind, which will be strong on the coast.

The Met Office says Showers will ease during the morning, with sunny spells developing for the afternoon. Maximum temperature 10 °C.

Strong winds gradually easing from the north. A dry night, with clear spells allowing temperatures to fall, perhaps giving a ground frost inland. Minimum temperature 1 °C.

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

8am: 9C with 90'% chance of rain

9am: 9C with 50% chance of rain

10am: 8C with 60% chance of rain

11am: 7C with 90% chance of rain

12pm: 8C with 10% chance of rain

1pm: 9C with 10% chance of rain

2pm: 9C with 10% chance of rain

3pm: 9C with 10% chance of rain

4pm: 10C with <5% 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: 6C with <5% chance of rain

10pm: 5C with <5% chance of rain

11pm: 5C with <5% chance of rain

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The Northern Echo:

Looking ahead, it will be dry for much of Saturday, perhaps with some early bright spells. Cloud thickening during the day, ahead of outbreaks of light rain later. Winds light. Maximum temperature 11 °C.