It is set to be a dry and overcast Monday across the county as the Met Office predicts sunny intervals with "average" md-May temperatures.

As we move closer to the peak of summer, temperatures remain average in Darlington today (May 20) as an overcast sky continues to dominate the weather forecast.

Today, temperatures are set to peak at 16C as less than a 5 per cent chance of rain is predicted for much of the day - making way for a dry evening.

However, following a dry start to the week, the forecaster has also stated that “heavy rain” will hit the region on Thursday (May 23) bringing winds of nearly 20mph.

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

9am: 12C with 10% chance of rain

10am: 12C with 10% chance of rain

11am: 13C with 10% chance of rain

12pm: 13C with 10% chance of rain

1pm: 14C with 10% chance of rain

2pm: 15C with <5% chance of rain

3pm: 15C with <5% chance of rain

4pm: 15C with <5% chance of rain

5pm: 15C with <5% chance of rain

6pm: 14C with <5% chance of rain

7pm: 13C with <5% chance of rain

8pm: 13C with <5% chance of rain

9pm: 12C with <5% chance of rain

10pm: 11C with <5% chance of rain

11pm: 10C with <5% chance of rain


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The forecaster predicts: “Low cloud, mist and fog lifting and breaking through the course of the morning, becoming bright with sunny spells for most.

“Remaining a little cloudier across the Pennines into the afternoon. Temperatures near average for mid-May, cooler toward the coast. Maximum temperature 17 °C.”