South Shields weather forecast: Heavy rain is on the way as yellow weather warning issued

Heavy rain has been forecast for the North East at the end of the week.

Tuesday, 22nd October 2019, 3:04 pm
Updated Wednesday, 23rd October 2019, 12:14 pm

Heavy rain is expected to begin on Friday, and continue into Saturdayas a yellow weather warning is issued for north west England.

Although the weather warning doesn’t cover our region, it is expected we will still see bad weather which could led to transport disruptions and flooding.

Despite the bad weather forecast for the end of the week, the outlook for today and tomorrow remains fairly positive.

Yellow weather warning issued for the North East for Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26.

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Today will be a bright day with some spells of sunshine and brisk southerly winds. It will become cloudy overnight with occasional rain showers and reach a maximum temperature of 13°C.

It will be a bright start to Thursday, with sunny intervals and blustery showers, but overall it will be a dry day and reach a maximum of 13°C.

Friday will begin dry, with sunny intervals that will continue into the late afternoon, but by 4pm the heavy rain will make its way across the North East.

The Met Office has forecast that between 40mm to 60mm of rain could fall over a 24-hour period.

Rain will be worse on higher grounds due to more exposure to strong southwesterly winds, and 100mm of rain is predicted to fall in these areas.

In situations with heavy rainfall, the Met Office warns there could be a chance of flooding, especially in smaller communities.