Hartlepool weather forecast: A cloudy weekend forecast following a bright start to the morning

A sunny morning in Hartlepool
A sunny morning in Hartlepool

A fine and sunny start to the morning in Hartlepool isn't expected to last as thick cloud is forecast to descend on the region.

Clouds will descend from around 12pm and remain for much of the weekend.

The Met Office says southerly winds will freshen, becoming strong along the coast and heavy rain is expected overnight.

It will remain feeling a lot cooler following the recent fine weather with the maximum temperature forecast of around 15 °C today.

That will drop to highs of around 10 °C on Saturday with thick cloud forecast throughout the day.