How long will the North East's heatwave last, according to the Met Office’s weather predictions?
Warm weather and clear skies across the weekend saw families flock to beaches and beer gardens across the North East, but long will the warm weather continue, and can we look forward to another weekend of sun soon?
We’ve taken a look at Met Office Predictions for the coming days and weeks to see what Tyneside can expect.
Over the weekend temperatures reached 27°C and similar temperatures are expected throughout Monday. The Met Office is predicting a peak of 26°C towards the latter half of the afternoon as clouds clear across the region before temperatures fall to an overnight low of 20°C.
These clouds will return on Tuesday and are predicted to keep temperatures low throughout the rest of the week with highs ranging from 19°C to 21°C for the rest of the week, officially putting an end to Newcastle’s heatwave which we have seen over the past few days.
Met Office predictions going into next week show further sunny and dry conditions with next week potentially seeing the return of unusually high temperatures. The service says “temperatures will rise through the weekend, with most areas becoming very warm or hot by Sunday [June 24].”
The following days will eat into the school holidays and unsettled weather is predicted, meaning kids and teachers alike will start their summer without the warm temperatures and clear skies we have seen over the last couple of days.
When is rain forecast in Newcastle?
Those hoping for rain shouldn’t need to wait for too long according to the weather service, who predict the North East will see showers hit on Friday, which will in turn keep temperatures below 20°C into Saturday. These showers are expected to start early and last into the early afternoon.
The unsettled weather which we may see towards the end of the month is set to include periods of rainfall while northern areas are expected to see the worst of England’s weather towards the start of August with cloudy skies expected.