It is set to be a warm yet overcast Thursday in Darlington and County Durham today as the Met Office predicts temperatures could reach up to 20C.

Summer seems to finally be getting underway and temperatures are heating up in to the 20s according to the forecaster who predicts sunshine as well as some cloud today (June 20).

Today, temperatures will reach a high of 20C from 3pm, but is then set to drop to a low of 15C by 11pm this evening.

Heading in to the weekend, the forecaster has said that “sunny spells” are set to continue with possible showers.

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

9am: 15C with <5% chance of rain

10am: 16C with <5% chance of rain

11am: 17C with <5% chance of rain

12pm: 18C with <5% chance of rain

1pm: 18C with <5% chance of rain

2pm: 19C with <5% chance of rain

3pm: 20C with <5% chance of rain

4pm: 20C with <5% chance of rain

5pm: 20C with <5% chance of rain

6pm: 20C with <5% chance of rain

7pm: 20C with <5% chance of rain

8pm: 19C with <5% chance of rain

9pm: 17C with <5% chance of rain

10pm: 16C with <5% chance of rain

11pm: 15C with <5% chance of rain

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The forecaster predicts: “Rather cool start, with any isolated mist patches soon lifting. A fine day follows, with sunny spells, but also some cloudier periods possible. 

“Temperatures around or just above average, and feeling warm during the sunshine, with only light winds. Maximum temperature 21 °C.”