Tuesday (12 March) will see a breezy day of sunny spells and a few blustery showers, mainly over western hills where wintry at times.
It will become windier with longer spells of rain and hill snow from late afternoon. Maximum temperature of 7C.
It will be very windy and cold overnight with frequent showers, heavy at times, and perhaps falling as snow over western hills. It will become dry later in the night, but staying very windy.
The Met Office said: “Strong west to northwesterly winds are expected from Tuesday afternoon until Wednesday with possible transport disruption.”
A yellow weather warning for wind is in place for the North East until 3pm on Wednesday.
What to expect from this weather warning
- Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer
- Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
- Some short term loss of power and other services is possible
- It's likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities are affected by spray and/or large waves.
Hour-by-hour forecast of when Storm Gareth will hit the North East with strong winds.
21:00 - Cloudy, 6C. Wind gust: 43mph
22:00 - Cloudy, 6C. Wind gust: 44mph
23:00 - Light rain, 6C. Wind gust: 49mph
Wednesday (13 March)
00:00 - Light rain, 6C. Wind gust: 48mph
01:00 - Heavy rain, 6C. Wind gust: 48mph
02:00 - Light shower, 6C. Wind gust: 47mph
03:00 - Cloudy, 6C. Wind gust: 48mph
04:00 - Partly cloudy, 6C. Wind gust: 48mph
05:00 - Partly cloudy, 6C. Wind gust: 48mph
06:00 - Partly cloudy, 7C. Wind gust: 47mph
07:00 - Sunny day, 7C. Wind gust: 47mph
08:00 - Sunny day, 7C. Wind gust: 46mph
09:00 - Sunny day, 8C. Wind gust: 46mph
10:00 - Sunny day, 8C. Wind gust: 48mph
11:00 - Sunny intervals, 9C. Wind gust: 48mph
12:00 - Sunny day, 10C. Wind gust: 47mph
13:00 - Sunny day, 10C. Wind gust: 44mph
14:00 - Sunny day, 10C. Wind gust: 41mph
15:00 - Sunny day, 10C. Wind gust: 40mph