Newcastle weather warning: When the Met Office say the rain will end

Newcastle and the surrounding areas have seen rain of near biblical proportions already today - but when will it brighten up? Here’s the Met Office view.

Newcastle woke up to a very damp morning on Tuesday as showers peppered the region.

Tyneside was issued a yellow weather warning for rain by the Met Office earlier this week and those predictions have come true.

Showers have been heavy all morning and there won't be much let-up for the rest of the day.

Flooding on roads has caused major transport disruptions, while the Metro has also been closed north and south of the Tyne.

And while it has remained a dry(ish) lunctime so far - it sounds like the afternoon and evening is set to see a return of the showers.

When will the rain return?

For those needing to walk the dog or stretch their legs, but don't fancy pulling on a poncho and braving the rain, there is a potential for a midday respite period.

The Met Office predict the chance of precipitation to be above 80% all day long, apart from between 12pm and 3pm.

At those hours, the chance of rain falls back to between 10-20%.

Those wanting to step outside at some point today might do well to aim for then.

However, from 3pm onwards the chance of rain rises to 90%, with showers expected to last until at least 11pm on Tuesday evening.

When will the rain end for good?

Looking ahead to the rest of the week, it's hard to believe that the Met Office are predicting sunny spells.

Newcastle should be all rained out by 2am Wednesday morning.

After that, there are highs of 14 degrees and lows of 10 on a sunny Wednesday.

What has the Met Office said?

The Met Office updated their statement from earlier this week on Tuesday morning.

It read: “Heavy and persistent rain is likely to lead to disruption to transport.

“What to expect; Flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely; Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer; Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer.”