Summer’s sizzling – but will soon be drizzling

Keira O'Brien, three, and brother Connor, eight, of Thorney Close, have fun on the sand at Seaburn.
Keira O'Brien, three, and brother Connor, eight, of Thorney Close, have fun on the sand at Seaburn.
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SUMMER has come rolling into Wearside – but sun lovers are being warned to make the most of the high temperatures.

Glorious sunshine sent the mercury soaring yesterday, and Seaburn Beach was busy with families making the most of the fantastic weather during the half-term holiday.

Families enjoy a red hot day at Seaburn Beach

Families enjoy a red hot day at Seaburn Beach

Echo photographer Angela Burn caught little Keira O’Brien, three, and brother Connor taking the chance to grab some sandcastle practice as Sunderland basked in scorching temperatures.

Parks across the city were also busy with families determined not to miss out on what – if last year is anything to go by – may be as much summer as we get.

But all good things come to an end, and forecasters are predicting the sunshine will be no exception.

The good weather is expected to continue today but forecasters say the clouds will be back soon – just in time for the weekend.

The Met Office five-day forecast for Sunderland shows temperatures tomorrow struggling to get above 12˚C (54˚F) during Saturday, with rain expected in the late afternoon.

Sunday will be similarly cool and the temperature is predicted to fall even lower on Monday, with rain during the day and the clouds seeing temperatures struggling to get above just 9˚C (49˚F).