Hour-by-hour forecast as Storm Dennis expected to bring gusts of up to 44mph to Sunderland

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the region this Sunday, February 16. Here’s what you can expect and when.

Sunday, 16th February 2020, 12:01 pm

Forecasters have warned of ‘very strong winds’ across the North East over the weekend and into next week as Storm Dennis hits the UK.

The latest yellow warning came into force on Sunday, February 16 at 10am and is due to be in place until 11am on Monday, February 17.

Sunderland is expected to see gusts of up to 44 mph on Sunday with the wind expected to cause some disruption to roads and transport systems.

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Seaham Pier is battered by strong winds.

The Met Office has warned that some homes in the area could be at risk of short term power loss and coastal areas could be affected by spray and ‘large waves’.

Here is your hour-by-hour weather forecast for Sunday, February 16.

10am: Cloudy with a 10% chance of rain, 6C, wind speed 14mph gusts up to 28mph;

11am: Sunny intervals with less than 5% chance of rain, 7C, wind speed 14mph gusts up to 29mph;

Noon: Cloudy with 10% chance of rain, 8C, wind speed 17mph gusts up to 33mph;

1pm: Cloudy with 10% chance of rain, 8C, wind speed 2mph gusts up to 37mph;

2pm: Sunny intervals with 10% chance of rain, 8C, wind speed 21mph gust up to 39mph;

3pm: Sunny with less than 5% chance of rain, 8C, wind speed 23mph gusts up to 42mph;

4pm: Light rain showers, 7C, wind speed 21mph gusts up to 39mph;

5pm: Light rain, 6C, wind speed 18mph gusts up to 36mph;

6pm: Heavy rain, 5C, wind speed 20mph gusts up to 41mph ;

7pm: Cloudy with less than 5% chance of rain, 5C, wind speed 18mph gusts up to 36mph;

8pm: Clear night with 10% chance of rain, 5C, wind speed 20mph gusts up to 39mph;

9pm: Clear night with less than 5% chance of rain, 5C, wind speed 20mph gusts up to 38mph;

10pm: Clear night with less than 5% chance of rain, 5C, wind speed 22mph gusts up to 43mph;

11pm: Clear night with 10% chance of rain, 5C, wind speed 23mph gusts up to 44mph;