Newcastle weather: Met Office updates New Years Eve forecast as huge night approaches

New Year's Eve 2023 caps off a busy festive period, but will it remain dry in Newcastle?
Fireworks explode over Newcastle on New Year's Eve 2020.Fireworks explode over Newcastle on New Year's Eve 2020.
Fireworks explode over Newcastle on New Year's Eve 2020.

After a dry Christmas Day and Boxing Day, all eyes are now on the celebrations as the globe looks to welcome 2024 with a bang in equally dry conditions.

Temperatures may be cold, but how will conditions in Newcastle impact celebrations as we say goodbye to 2023?

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The Met Office has updated its forecast for the big day, with the weather service now able to give its predictions for how the day and night will develop.

Met Office forecast for New Year's Eve

After some light showers in the early hours of Sunday, December 31, skies are expected to remain cloudy but dry as the final hours of the year edge closer. This will continue into a dry evening in the North East with wind speeds peaking at around 30 miles per hour.

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Daytime temperatures will fall from 6°C to overnight lows of 3°C, although the Met Office warn the air will feel closer to -1°C.

Cloudy but dry conditions are expected to continue into the new year.

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