Hartlepool and East Durham set for balmy weekend as warm front moves in

Dalton Piercy
Dalton Piercy

FORECASTERS are expecting a weekend of above average temperatures for Hartlepool.

Met Office experts say the town could be blessed with temperatures of up to 12 degrees tomorrow and Sunday.

This is three degrees warmer than the average temperature for March which is nine degrees.

Despite a covering of cloud due to be hung over the skies, the forecasters say hats, scarves and gloves may not be needed with the warmer air.

Saturday will see moderate winds of up to 21mph, with the night-time temperatures falling to seven degrees.

Sunday will have a calmer breeze of just 16mph, but a slightly chillier night of four degress.

Monday will also see a belt of white cloud throughout the day, with highs of nine degrees.

Winds will be barely noticeable at just 8mph.

An extra blanket might be needed again at bedtime though as temperatures fall to just two degrees.

Clear blue skies with a dusting of clouds and highs of nine degrees were expected for today.

Winds of up to 22mph were expected to cool the day down a touch.

The wind will drop to 7mph tonight, however, as will the temperature, to three degrees.

A spokeswoman for the Met Office said the weather was milder than average for this time of year and that people should enjoy it while it lasts.

She told the Hartlepool Mail: “The average temperature for March is around nine degrees so it will be slightly milder at the weekend.

“There might still be a bit of frost on Saturday morning if the skies are clear as predicted on Friday night, but then it should warm up.

“People might be able to take their hats and scarves off in Hartlepool over this weekend.”