Will the rain stay away ahead of an exciting weekend in Sunderland?

Darcy the dog shelters from the sun at the Sunderland Armed Forces Weekend dog show recently.
Darcy the dog shelters from the sun at the Sunderland Armed Forces Weekend dog show recently.

For the first time in a month, the North East might finally be about to witness some sustained rain. However, there is good news...

It isn’t expected to return until Monday - so you can plan another weekend in the sun - with plenty of things to choose from.

Why not visit the fourth and final day of the Sunderland Tall Ships event? Or perhaps have a day out at Roker Beach.

As Saturday begins, the sun may sneak behind the clouds, but don’t let that put you off with temperatures still expected to rise as high as 23 degrees Celsius between 3pm-4pm - maintaining an average of 21 degrees Celsius as we reach 9pm.

Sunday is no different with sunny spells between 7am and 10am.

Again, while the sun drifts away, 23 degrees Celsius is the magic number between 1pm-7pm.

Now, for the bad news....the rain is anticipated to return late Monday afternoon with showers expected to continue on Tuesday.

What the Met Office says:

Saturday: “A dry day, with a mix of sunny spells and cloudy intervals, and light winds throughout the day. Feeling noticeably warmer than on Friday. Maximum temperature 25 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday: “Sunday dry with sunny spells, and very warm, locally hot. Monday very warm with a small risk of showers later. Tuesday a mix of sunshine and sharp showers.”

By Jordan Cronin