South Shields weather forecast: an overcast start to 2020 but things are expected to brighten up

New Year’s Day will see freezing fog patches broken up with brighter intervals however temperatures will drop to a chilly 3C by early evening.

Tuesday, 31st December 2019, 6:38 pm
Updated Tuesday, 31st December 2019, 6:47 pm
South Shields weather forecast for New Year's Day

What will the weather be like in South Shields this morning?

New Year’s Day is expected to start largely overcast with fog and possible freezing fog patches, however there will be brighter intervals than run into the afternoon.

What about this afternoon?

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The afternoon is expected to brighten up and see some brighter spells and temperatures will reach a high of 5C.

What will the weather be like this evening and tonight in South Shields?

Temperatures are expected to drop by early evening to a chilly 3C and it is expected to be quite cloudy. Winds are also predicted to become stronger overnight.

What will the weather be like tomorrow?

Thursday, January 2 is expected to see strong winds of up to 19mph and rain is likely for a short period.

What is the long-term forecast for the North East?

The Met Office UK outlook for Sunday, January 5 to Tuesday, January 14 said: “It looks likely to stay unsettled across the northwest with spells of locally heavy rain and strengthening winds interspersed with scattered showers.

“These showers could turn to snow over higher ground.

“Some rain is still possible at times but any rain is likely to be short lived.

“Away from the northwest, patchy frost and fog may develop overnight and be locally slow to clear.

“Temperatures look to be above average across the north with the potential for some very mild conditions locally.”