Dramatic pictures show crashing waves at Sunderland coast as Met Office predicts dull and dreary weekend

Sunderland may be set for a largely dry weekend – but it’s going to be dull and dreary, according to the latest forecast.

Saturday, 26th June 2021, 10:55 am

The Met Office says today, Saturday, June 26, and tomorrow, Sunday, June 27, will be overcast and cloudy, with only a brief glimpse of the sun on Sunday afternoon and evening.

On the plus side, the recent rain and high winds which sent huge waves crashing over the promenade at Seaburn on Friday, June 25 are not expected to return.

Dramatic pictures taken on Friday afternoon show wild weather at Sunderland’s coastline.

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Stunning images capture waves crashing over the promenade at Seaburn. Picture: NNP.
Stunning images capture waves crashing over the promenade at Seaburn. Picture: NNP.

Forecast for the weekend says there is no more than a 10% chance of rain over Saturday and Sunday, with winds not expected to get above 8mph.

Humidity will be high and the Met Office adds that UV and pollen levels will also be elevated throughout the weekend.

Hour-by-by hour forecast

Time: weather, temperature (feels like)

Waves crash over the promenade on Friday, June 25. Picture: NNP.


11am: Overcast, 14C (13C)

Noon: Overcast, 14C (13C)

1pm: Overcast, 15C (13C)

Friday was a wet and windy day across the North East. Picture: NNP.

2pm: Cloudy, 15C (14C)

3pm: Cloudy, 15C (14C)

4pm: Overcast, 15C (14C)

5pm: Overcast, 15C (14C)

The windy weather didn't deter the birds from enjoying some sea air. Picture: NNP.

6pm: Cloudy, 15C (14C)

7pm: Overcast 15C (13C)

8pm: Overcast, 14C (13C)

9pm: Overcast, 14C (13C)

10pm: Overcast, 14C (13C)

11pm: Overcast, 14C (13C)

Braving the elements in Sunderland. Picture: NNP.


9am: Cloudy, 14C (13C)

10am: Cloudy, 14C (13C)

11am: Cloudy, 14C (13C)

Noon: Cloudy, 15C (14C)

1pm: Cloudy, 15C (14C)

2pm: Sunny intervals, 15C (14C)

3pm: Cloudy, 15C (14C)

4pm: Cloudy, 15C (14C)

5pm: Cloudy, 15C (14C)

6pm: Sunny, 15C (14C)

7pm: Sunny, 15C (14C)

8pm: Sunny, 15C (14C)

9pm: Sunny intervals, 14C (14C)

10pm: Broken cloud, 14C (13C)

11pm: Broken cloud, 13C (13C)

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Water engulfs the promenade. Picture: NNP.