High temperatures with bursts of sunshine are set to continue today despite the promise of intermittent showers as the day goes on.

It is set to be another warm and sunny day in Darlington and across the North East today (May 14) as the Met Office predicts temperatures will reach a high of 18C.

However, the forecaster has predicted some cloud which is set to change to light rain – with a 60% chance of rain expected at 12pm.

Light wind is also forecast throughout the day but will only reach a high of 9mph, with the sun due to set at 9:04pm.

Heading into Wednesday, the forecaster has also stated that “low cloud and mist or fog” will hit the region set to turn in to possible heavy showers on Friday.

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

9am: 16C with 40% chance of rain

10am: 16C with 10% chance of rain

11am: 16C with 50% chance of rain

12pm: 16C with 60% chance of rain

1pm: 16C with 50% chance of rain

2pm: 17C with 10% chance of rain

3pm: 17C with 10% chance of rain

4pm: 17C with 20% chance of rain

5pm: 16C with 20% chance of rain

6pm: 16C with 50% chance of rain

7pm: 15C with 50% chance of rain

8pm: 15C with 60% chance of rain

9pm: 14C with 60% chance of rain

10pm: 14C with 50% chance of rain

11pm: 14C with 50% chance of rain

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The forecaster predicts: “Coastal areas may start dry, however cloud and outbreaks of rain affecting the west edging slowly east, reaching all areas by midday.

“Some heavier bursts at times, particularly over the Pennines, but the rain becoming lighter and more intermittent later. Maximum temperature 15 °C.”