What the weather has in store in South Shields in run up to May Day bank holiday weekend
The weather in South Shields is set to turn cool after a mild start this week in the run up to the May Day bank holiday weekend.
After a warm and sunny weekend when some parts of the country hit temperatures of 20C, the borough will begin the week mild but turn cooler with a strong chance of some rain.
Following a mild week last week, the temperature is set to drop by several degrees to just 8C or 9C from Tuesday, April 27 continuing into the start of the Bank Holiday weekend.
Here is what is in store for this week according to the Met Office:
Monday, April 26
The week will being cloudy but mild (11C-13C) turning to light rain in the afternoon and a strong possibility of heavy rain later in the evening around 10pm.
Tuesday, April 27
Cloudy turning to light rain by lunchtime. It will feel cooler at just 7C or 8C for most of the day.
Wednesday, April 28
Cloudy turning to sunny intervals by early evening but only around 8C for most of the day.
Thursday, April 29
Sunny intervals but a chance of light showers by late morning and into the afternoon. Remaining cool at a maximum of 7C.
Friday, April 30
A similar picture to Thursday with sunny intervals turning to light showers by late morning. Still only 7C or 8C.
Saturday, May 1
Sunny intervals for much of the day and dry but feeling cool at between 7C and 9C.
The UK has had just 12.8mm of rain on average across the UK up to April 22, much lower than the monthly average of 72.53mm.