Bank Holiday weather: Sunderland runners set to get a soaking

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Sunderland City 10k and Sunderland City Half Marathon runners are facing a wet run this weekend.

The Met Office is forecasting heavy showers throughout Sunday – but hopefully there will be breaks in the clouds for the thousands taking part in the event.

We’ll be braving the rain and will be along the route getting photos of participants, so make sure to check sunderlandecho.com to see those pounding the pavements.

•Find out more about the run here

The rest of the weekend will see temperatures reaching 10C with possible overnight frost.

Saturday is forecast to be overcast before the rain arrives on Sunday.

Things are expected to improve briefly on Monday with spells of sunshine before more heavy rain arrives in the evening.

Today:

A chilly start with an early frost in places. It will be dry through the day with sunny spells. The sunshine may be rather hazy with high cloud spreading across the area. Light winds. Maximum Temperature 10C.

Tonight:

It will remain dry with clear spells through the night. It will again turn chilly with a frost in some places by the end of the night. Minimum Temperature -1C.

Saturday:

Dry with sunny spells at first. It will turn increasingly cloudy through the day with outbreaks of rain possible in the southwest by evening and a southeasterly breeze picking up. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Cloudy with rain on Sunday turning heavy at times. Sunny intervals with some showers, perhaps heavy, possible on Monday and Tuesday. Breezy throughout.