South Tyneside weather: Here is the forecast for the borough for the week ahead
After the hot sunny weather of the last few days, the week ahead looks set to see a return to cooler and more unsettled conditions with a weather warning for thunderstorms in place for Monday and Tuesday.
Last week saw high pressure dominate our weather leading to clear skies and temperatures in the mid to high twenties (degrees Celsius).
However, with low pressure moving in, the majority of this week looks set to be cloudy, with periods of rainfall and temperatures closer to what would be expected at this time of the year.
There are signs of more settled conditions returning as we approach the weekend.
Monday will generally be a cloudy day with some sunny spells developing during the afternoon. It will be a cooler day than of late, with light northerly winds restricting the temperature to a high of 20 degrees Celsius. The day is generally forecast to be dry, although there is a Yellow Weather Warning for thunderstorms with the greatest chance of rain currently forecast to be between 7 and 9pm.
Tuesday is currently forecast to be an overcast day with periods of rainfall most likely from midday. The rain is currently forecast to be heavy between 3 and 5pm. It will be a cool day with northerly winds, with temperatures peaking at 16 degrees Celsius. Winds will pick up speed during the evening with gusts in excess of 30mph. A Yellow Weather Warning remains in place with the chance of thunderstorms throughout the day.
Wednesday is also set to be overcast, although generally dry, with the current chance of seeing rainfall forecast to be between five and 20 percent for the majority of the day. It will be a cool day for the time of year with the temperature set to rise to a high of just 15 degrees Celsius. Winds will once again be from a northerly direction with a speed of around 15mph.
Thursday will see winds swing round to a more southerly direction leading to a rise in temperatures which will peak at a pleasant 20 degrees Celsius. Conditions are set to be cloudy and dry with the Met Office forecasting the chance of rain at between five and 10 per cent.
Friday will be a dry day with sunny spells and a temperature high of around 19 degrees Celsius. The Met Office are forecasting the chance of rain at between five and 10 per cent. Winds will be from a westerly direction at a speed of around 12mph.