Hour-by-hour Met Office North East weather forecast for bank holiday weekend

It's set to be a rainy weekend with some sunny spells. <i>(Image: NORTHERN ECHO)</i>
It's set to be a rainy weekend with some sunny spells. (Image: NORTHERN ECHO)

It is set to be a dry and cloudy bank holiday weekend in Darlington and County Durham as the Met Office predicts some sunny spells and "average" temperatures.

Following a wet and miserable week filled with non-stop downpours and torrential rain, it's set to be a drier weekend across the county.

On Saturday, temperatures will reach a high of 17C, staying at an average of 16C on Sunday.

Saturday is expected to be mostly dry but rain is set to begin at around 8pm, and continue throughout the day on Sunday.

Moving in to a new week, Monday is predicted to be slightly more sunny with high temperatures of 16C.

Here’s the full hour-by-hour forecast for County Durham & Darlington over the weekend.

Saturday

9am: 14C with <5% chance of rain

10am: 16C with <5% chance of rain

11am: 16C with <5% chance of rain

12pm: 16C with 10% chance of rain

1pm: 16C with 10% chance of rain

2pm: 16C with 10% chance of rain

3pm: 15C with 10% chance of rain

4pm: 15C with 10% chance of rain

5pm: 14C with 10% chance of rain

6pm: 14C with 10% chance of rain

7pm: 14C with 20% chance of rain

8pm: 13C with 60% chance of rain

9pm: 13C with 60% chance of rain

10pm: 13C with 60% chance of rain

11pm: 13C with 50% chance of rain

Sunday

7am: 12C with 60% chance of rain

10am: 14C with 50% chance of rain

1pm: 14C with 70% chance of rain

4pm: 15C with 70% chance of rain

7pm: 14C with 70% chance of rain

10pm: 13C with 30% chance of rain

Monday

7am: 12C with 10% chance of rain

10am: 14C with 10% chance of rain

1pm: 16C with 40% chance of rain

4pm: 15C with 60% chance of rain

7pm: 15C with 40% chance of rain

10pm: 12C with 10% chance of rain

The forecaster predicts: "Early rain Sunday clearing, then sunny spells and heavy perhaps thundery showers for the rest of Sunday and Monday. Dry start Tuesday, but rain arriving.

"Temperatures near average."