Skies will remain cloudy this afternoon with rain showers likely.
The best of any sunshine should be along the coasts.
Temperatures reaching 10C (50F) in a gentle north-westerly breeze.
This evening looks clear with light winds although feeling quite chilly especially away from the coast.
Seven North East councils continue to oppose tier three restrictions
BBC Newcastle political reporter
Seven North East councils continue to oppose any talks of moving the region into tier three of Covid-19 restrictions.
I understand that this week they will make the case to the Government that coronavirus cases in the region, while still high, are leveling off.
Council leaders for Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Gateshead, Durham, Sunderland, South Tyneside, North Tyneside and Northumberland will also talk about infections being "most problematic" in schools, care homes, and among university students, something which moving the area into tier three would not address.
The councils argue there's enough capacity in the NHS at present, and a move to tier three would bring economic hardship for little gain in terms tackling the virus.
They are also keen, I understand, not to simply be judged alongside infection rates on Teesside, which have been rising.
Cloudy skies with patchy light rain will gradually clear to the east in the early afternoon.
Turning brighter and drier from the west with easing winds, and temperatures of 10C (50F).
This evening will be largely dry with clear periods and only the odd isolated shower.
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King's Cross closures prompt travel warning
East Coast Main Line trains to London King's Cross will be cancelled on 21 and 22 November and for six days over Christmas for "essential works".
Rail and train operators on the East Coast Main Line are urging passengers
not to travel to or from London on the affected dates with LNER services from the north ending at Peterborough. Rail replacement buses will run from Peterborough to Bedford where passengers can use Thameslink or East Midlands Railway services London St Pancras.
North East leaders warned of tier three possibility
Local Democracy Reporter
North East leaders have been warned of fresh discussions over a potential move into tier three, following a late night summons from Government.
It is understood that leaders in the region were told by central Government that a meeting will shortly be called to discuss tier three - very high alert restrictions, and the potential move from tier two - high alert
Last week the region was allowed to remain in tier two but leaders were told they had seven days to show existing measures were working.
Leaders were due to report back to government this morning but it is not thought that this is the meeting the late night demand was referring to.
North East weather: Cloudy with drizzle, brightening later