The weather in Sunderland is set to be dull today, as forecasters predict cloud throughout most of the day and some periods of rain.
However, temperatures will continue to climb over the next few days, with this weekend set to see unusually mild weather.
What will the weather be like this morning in Sunderland?
This morning will be see heavy rain before easing off to cloud. The temperature will reach 11C by 12pm.
What will the weather be like this afternoon in Sunderland?
This afternoon will continue to be overcast, with the temperature increasing slightly to its peak of 12C by 2pm and remaining so throughout the rest of the afternoon.
What will the weather be like this evening and tonight in Sunderland?
This evening will be clear and dry, with the temperature dipping to 10C by 7pm and remaining so throughout the rest of the evening and overnight.
What will the weather be like tomorrow in Sunderland?
Tomorrow will then be brighter, with periods of cloud interspersed with bright bursts of sunshine and a maximum temperature of 14C.
Friday will be cloudier with a maximum temperature of 13C. Saturday is then set to see bright sunshine throughout most of the day and a maximum temperature of 13C.
What is the long-term forecast for Sunderland?
Looking further ahead, the Met Office outlook for Sunday 24 February to Tuesday 5 March said: “Sunday and Monday will be largely fine and very mild with some sunshine, although northwest Scotland could be cloudier with rain and strong winds at times.
“The southeast may see some early mist and fog, but this will clear through the morning. The largely dry, sunny and mild conditions are likely to continue until the end of February, although rain and strong winds will affect the northwest at times. Temperatures may gradually become closer to normal.
“Any spells of rain will tend to weaken as they move southeast, just bringing cloudier skies. Overnight frosts are still possible with mist and fog patches too.
“By early March we are more likely to see Atlantic fronts crossing the whole of the UK bringing stronger winds and rain at times.”