"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Roker Weather

Roker is a tourist resort and affluent area of Sunderland, North East England, bounded on the south by the River Wear and Monkwearmouth, on the east by the North Sea, to the west by Fulwell and on the north by Seaburn. It is administered as part of the City of Sunderland.

The majority of the houses in Roker are terraced or semi-detached. Further west, to the part bordering Fulwell, are cul-de-sacs with semi-detached bungalows, these being owned mainly by members of Roker's sizeable elderly population. Roker was known worldwide for being home to Roker Park, home of Sunderland A.F.C. for ninety-nine years until 1997.

In addition to Seaburn seafront, the coast at Roker seafront plays host to Sunderland International Airshow, the biggest free airshow in Europe, which takes place each year, usually over the last weekend in July.

On the site of Sunderland AFC's former stadium is a small housing estate, its street names all being references to the football club (Clockstand Close, Goalmouth Close, etc.). The streets in between Roker Baths Road and Roker Avenue are all named after members of William Ewart Gladstone's cabinet (Gladstone, Hartington, Forster, Bright, Stansfield, and so on). On Roker Terrace (Roker's main street) are exclusive apartments and hotels which overlook the seafront.

Local authority: Sunderland City Council

OS Grid Reference: NZ407588

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Weather

Forecast for the next five days

Friday
22 February


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
S
Pressure 1033
Humidity 65%
UV Index
Air Quality

Saturday
23 February


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
S
Pressure 1030
Humidity 74%
UV Index
Air Quality

Sunday
24 February


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
SSE
Pressure 1035
Humidity 84%
UV Index
Air Quality

Monday
25 February


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
S
Pressure 1036
Humidity 82%
UV Index
Air Quality

Tuesday
26 February


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
SSW
Pressure 1031
Humidity 70%
UV Index
Air Quality

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