Has spring arrived at last? What to expect from the weather this week
After a fairly miserable Easter holidays, could spring finally have arrived?
The answer appears to be 'yes', with today marking the start of a much warmer week weather-wise.
Most parts of the North East have enjoyed double-digit temperatures today, though some parts have also had outbreaks of rain.
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Tuesday will be rather cloudy and windy, with further rain, though it will be warmer again, with temperatures reaching 15°C.
Wednesday and Thursday will be fine, dry and often sunny, and it will be even warmer - up to 19-20°C - although coastal areas will be cooler as onshore breezes develop.
Temperatures will drop a little as the weekend approaches, but it will remain fine and dry.