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Arctic winds signal an early end to summer

ARCTIC WINDS ... waves crash against the pier in South Shields as two weeks of wet, windy and cool weather is likely to signal the end of summer, forecasters have warned.

ARCTIC WINDS ... waves crash against the pier in South Shields as two weeks of wet, windy and cool weather is likely to signal the end of summer, forecasters have warned.

SUMMER in South Tyneside looks like it could be over amid plummeting temperatures - with a disappointing bank holiday on the horizon.

After a blazing July, this month has seen temperatures drop to the mid-teens, giving us an unusually chilly late summer.

Winds from the north have been keeping temperatures relatively low, and forecasters warned that the pattern is set to continue,.

Temperatures are normally in the mid-20s in August, but they are expected to drop further, with winds from the Arctic making it feel even cooler.

The highest readings were in southern parts of Hampshire, with Southampton managing 20C.

In South Shields, the temperature was expected to peak at around 16C.

Helen Rossington, a forecaster with MeteoGroup, said: “This weather pattern is likely to continue, and winds are not going to be from the south west again until the last couple of days of August, which may bring some warmer temperatures, though with the risk of rain.”

The early forecast for the bank holiday spells cool and windy weather, with the odd shower, which will continue throughout next week.

Ms Rossington said Saturday does not look too bad, though with rain moving in later in the day, while Sunday was not too promising, and Monday chilly and showery.

The forecast is not good news for the organisers of South Tyneside’s SoundWaves pop concert, due to take place in bents Park, South Shields, on Saturday.

 

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