What the weather will be like for the Sunderland Christmas lights switch-on
Sunderland is about to take on a festive glow - but you might want to wrap up warm and don some waterproofs for the big switch-on this week.
The city has been pounded by heavy rain for the past few days and sadly the weather isn't going to be much for the Sunderland Christmas lights switch-on which takes place on Thursday night.
More heavy rain is forecast for this morning, though it is expected to ease off later - and the revised Met Office forecast is now predicting a 60% chance of light rain during the switch-on events, which take place from 5.30pm to 7pm in Keel Square.
The Met Office forecast predicts temperatures around 7C - but said the "feel like" temperature will be more like 5C on Thursday night due to the rain and wind.
The Met Office outlook for Friday to Sunday is for a cloudy few days with showers moving in from the North Sea at times. Temperature will recover "to near normal" for November, with overnight frost generally limited to higher ground.