Newcastle weather: what's the 14 day Met Office forecast, will we see sun and will there be a May heat wave?

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It’s been a relatively sunny week so far in Newcastle, will this continue?

The Easter weekend saw plenty of sunny spells in Newcastle, and this looks set to continue for at least a few days.

Spring has seen a steady rise in temperatures across the region, and this combined with very little rain has made for a great start to the week.

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With this in mind, here is a look ahead to the weather for the next fortnight in our region and the expected forecast across the UK including the expected high temperature.

What is the forecast for the next six days?

21 April: Sunny intervals changing to cloud in the afternoon, 11°C

22 April: Cloudy changing to sunny intervals in the afternoon, 11°C

23 April: Light showers changing to overcast by late morning, 10°C

24 April: Sunny changing to cloud by lunchtime, 11°C.

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25 April: Cloudy changing to sunny intervals by lunchtime, 10°C

26 April: Cloudy changing to light rain in the afternoon, 9°C

The Met Office has given a long range forecast from 24 April to 3 May, but this isn’t regionalised.

Instead, this is a summary of what they expect the weather to be like across the whole of the UK from the end of April and into May.

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What is the long range UK forecast?

According to the Met Office, this is the outlook for the 24 April to 3 May for the UK.

Mostly dry to start this period but with a few showers in places, possibly heavy in the south.

Temperatures perhaps near normal for many but warm in parts of the south. Feeling cold along eastern coasts with strong east or northeasterly winds.

Through the week, high pressure is looking to dominate in the north with plenty of dry and bright weather here.

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Further south, a little more unsettled with a risk of some showers or longer spells of rain at times, heavy in places.

Conditions are likely to become more settled and mainly dry across the whole of the UK as we move into early May.

Temperatures likely to be close to or above normal for this time of year.

It is important to note that these forecasts are likely to change in the next few days and weeks.

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What has the Met Office said? 

The Met Office has issued their summary of the weather for the week ahead in the North East region.

This is what they have said will be in store for the region through until Sunday, 24 April.


Patchy cloud and sunny intervals before dusk this evening. Breezy with long clear spells overnight and a patchy ground frost developing. Low cloud possible near coasts by dawn. Minimum temperature -1°C.


Rather cool and cloudy across coastal parts to start. Plenty of sunshine away from immediate coasts, but cloud eventually clearing all parts later. Remaining dry. Maximum temperature 15°C.

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Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Turning cooler with freshening easterly winds. Largely cloudy with outbreaks of rain or drizzle Friday and Saturday. Drier and perhaps brighter again Sunday.

Will there be a heatwave in Newcastle in May?

The Met Office doesn’t give regional long range forecasts, but Accuweather has their own forecast until the end of May.

Hopes of a heatwave/ temperatures above 20°C look likely to be dashed at the moment, however, as the weather site is predicting a high temperature of 17°C and plenty of rain throughout May.

However, this can change between now and then, so it might be a good idea to still get the suncream out in anticipation.

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