Newcastle Weather: Met Office has its say on whether the North East will see an October heatwave

Weather forecasters are predicting warm conditions for the time of year.
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As we enter October the chances of nice weather to enjoy over the weekends feel like a long wait away, but predictions from the Met Office suggest we might still see a few days of warmth this year.

Talk of an October heatwave has taken over weather-related conversation over the last couple of days and there is a good chance the city could enjoy the warmer weather.

The average daily temperature across October in Newcastle is 9.8°C with higher temperatures expected over the coming days.

What is the Met Office forecast for this week?

The Met Office is predicting an overcast set of weekdays coming up with Tuesday’s sunny spells expected to be the only clear skies across the region until the weekend. Highs of 18°C are expected on Friday, October.

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Will Newcastle get a heatwave this October?

Friday’s warmer weather is a teaser for the weekend when clear skies and high temperatures are expected.

The Met Office is predicting clear skies from the early morning until sunset on Saturday, October 7 with highs of 20°C expected.

On Sunday the nice weather is expected to continue with clear skies throughout the day and highs of 18°C.

The Met Office prediction for next week is suggesting temperatures will fall again into next week with more rainfall expected compared to the seven days previously.

Is the Met Office expecting a full heatwave?

The warm weather will be welcome to many across the North East, but the Met Office are warning the public to not expect an all-out heatwave.

Taking to social media last week, the weather service said “an official heatwave is extreamely unlikely” as part of their forecast looking into the coming days.