Temperatures continue to soar with a sunny weekend forecast for Sunderland
It's set to be a warm weekend in Sunderland with sunny spells and highs of 14°C.
This time last year the Beast from the East was settling in but now temperatures are soaring for February.
This morning will see a mixture of sunny spells and cloud with the temperature reaching 14°C by 12pm.
And the mild weather has settled in or the weekend with highs of 13°C forecast by the Met Office on Saturday and 11°C on Sunday.
It's set to be a cloudy weekend with frequent sunny spells throughout the afternoon.
The Met Office outlook for the North East from today to Tuesday February 25 says: “It will be a dry day across the region today with some long sunny spells, although sunshine will be rather hazy at times.
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"Rather breezy, but exceptionally mild for the time of year. Maximum temperature 16 °C.
"Remaining dry with some long clear spells overnight, although low cloud and mist is likely across the south by morning. Minimum temperature 4 °C.
"Saturday is another mostly dry and very mild day with sunny spells, although thicker cloud may bring the odd spot of rain to the Cheviots by evening. Maximum temperature 15 °C.
"Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday: Dry, settled, and very mild through the rest of the weekend and into early next week, with some sunny spells after the clearance of overnight mist, fog, and low cloud."