Will the warm weather continue ahead of Saturday’s Hartlepool versus Sunderland football derby?

A sun bather relaxing at the Headland's Fish Sands during the recent warm weather.  Picture by FRANK REID.
A sun bather relaxing at the Headland's Fish Sands during the recent warm weather. Picture by FRANK REID.

A local North East derby comes to town on Saturday afternoon - and isn’t it nice of the rain to delay its arrival until Monday?

Matthew Bates’ new look Hartlepool take on a similar looking Sunderland side, and supporters will be pleased to know the warm temperatures will remain.

As tomorrow begins, the sun may sneak behind the clouds but don’t let that worry you as it is expected to be 23 degrees come kick-off - maintaining an average of 21 degrees as we enter 9pm.

If you are worried a day at the football isn’t suited for all the family then use Sunday as the chance stroll along the sea front with the warm temperatures set to continue.

For all those early morning risers, you should be greeted by the sun, though don’t be alarmed when it drifts away at 10am.

Temperatures will stay at 23 degrees before the sun is expected to reappear briefly at 7pm onwards.

We’ve barely seen rain in a month althoughit is anticipated that we will see rainy showers throughout Monday and Tuesday,

What the Met Office says:

Saturday: “A dry day, with a mix of sunny spells and cloudy intervals, and light winds throughout the day. Feeling noticeably warmer than on Friday. Maximum temperature 25 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday: “Sunday dry with sunny spells, and very warm, locally hot. Monday very warm with a small risk of showers later. Tuesday a mix of sunshine and sharp showers.”

By Jordan Cronin