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Those who have booked space outside for this weekends National Cycling Festival had better pack their brollies because and it pains us to say this theres going to be plenty of rain in Yorkshire over the next three days

Hold on to your hats, were in for a wet one

Its the nightmare scenerio for the organisers of the CTC/BA bash. Rain is forecast.

If the show had been held last weekend, it would have been ice-creams all round, this weekend it could turn out to be souwesters and wellies.

BikeBiz has just paid for an indepth 5-day weather forecast for the North East of England from the Met Office website. Saturday could be fine but the forecasts for Friday and Sunday dont make for pleasant reading…


Heavy cloud and outbreaks of rain will affect most of the region through the day. The rain may be heavy and prolonged in Pennine areas with any brightness confined to the east coast where the rain will be more showery in nature. A cool day with the best of the temperatures at 18 Celsius near the Yorkshire coast. Westerly winds will be fresh or strong at 20 to 30 mph…


A better day with some sunshine in all areas. The coast will be cloudy at first and showers are expected but most inland areas will be dry with sunny spells. Northwesterly winds will be moderate inland but fresh and possibly strong on the east coast with afternoon temperatures reaching 21 Celsius in South Yorkshire, cooler elsewhere…


Cloud and rain will spread east in the morning to give all parts a wet period but brighter weather will follow before midday. In the afternoon sunshine and blustery showers in all parts with the best of any sunshine near the east coast and the worst of the showers in Pennine areas. Temperatures struggling up to 19 Celsius in a fresh to strong

southwest wind. Showers will continue in Pennine districts through the evening and night but areas to the east will become dry with broken cloud…

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