Sunshine and showers the order of the day as Storm Dennis hangs on
The tail-end of Storm Dennis is set to give Sunderland a day of mixed weather on Tuesday, February 18.
What will the weather be like in Sunderland in the morning?
The morning will start off bright, but with cloud developing later and showers by noon. The temperature will reach 7C by lunchtime.
What about the afternoon?
The early afternoon will see more sunny intervals, but cloud cover will increase later and there will be more showers around teatime. The temperature will remain at its peak of 7C.
What will the weather be like this evening and tonight in Sunderland?
Early evening will see the light rain continue until around 7pm, before the skies clear and the weather remains dry throughout the rest of the evening and night, with gusts of up to 34mph. Overnight temperature of 3C.
What will the weather be like on Wednesday?
Wednesday is set to see early sunshine give way to cloud cover by lunchtime. Maximum temperature of 6C.
What is the long-term forecast for the North East?
The Met Office UK outlook for Thursday, February 20, to Monday, March 2 says: “Rain and strong winds Thursday morning, clearing to showers later. Windy, but mild on Friday, with rain, heavy on hills.
“Unsettled and often windy conditions are expected to continue with rain moving east across the UK interspersed with brighter, showery interludes.
“Temperatures will generally vary between near normal and mild as weather systems cross the country. Some brief quieter, colder spells are also possible later in the period.”