"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

Tuesday
20 November


Chance of rain 77%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 10mph.
ENE
Pressure 1019
Humidity 80%
UV Index
Air Quality

Wednesday
21 November


Chance of rain 86%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
SE
Pressure 1015
Humidity 79%
UV Index
Air Quality

Thursday
22 November


Chance of rain 50%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
E
Pressure 1022
Humidity 85%
UV Index
Air Quality

Friday
23 November


Chance of rain 45%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
ESE
Pressure 1019
Humidity 88%
UV Index
Air Quality

Saturday
24 November


Chance of rain 47%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
ESE
Pressure 1014
Humidity 85%
UV Index
Air Quality

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