South Tyneside set for soaring temperatures higher than Portugal before evening washout
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Forecasters have predicted warm temperatures and sunny outbreaks this afternoon which will be hotter than Porto, in Portugal, with highs of 17C.
The bright conditions follows a wet start to the week, which saw significant rainfall, as well as thunder storms, across the region on Monday, May 16.
However, the glorious weather is not set to last, with heavy rain showers predicted to roll in later this evening and overnight, with thundery showers also possible.
The regional weather forecast for the North East said: "Dry, with warm sunny spells for most of the day. Increasingly cloudy and breezy through the evening as showers or longer spells of rain, locally heavy and perhaps thundery, spread northeast. Maximum temperature 21 °C.
"Showers or longer spells of rain, locally heavy and perhaps thundery, will clear eastwards through the early hours. Dry conditions with clear spells will follow, with winds becoming light. Minimum temperature 9 °C.”
Take a look at your hour-by-hour South Tyneside weather forecast for Wednesday, May 18:
12pm: Sunny, 19C
1pm: Sunny intervals, 20C
2pm: Sunny intervals, 20C
3pm: Cloudy, 21C
4pm: Sunny intervals, 18C
5pm: Sunny, 17C
6pm: Sunny intervals, 17C
7pm: Sunny intervals, 16C
8pm: Cloudy, 16C
9pm: Light rain, 15C
10pm: Heavy rain, 15C
11pm: Heavy rain, 15C
12am: Heavy rain, 14C