"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
22 January


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like 0°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
W
Pressure 998
Humidity 74%
UV Index
Air Quality

Wednesday
23 January


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 3°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
WNW
Pressure 1000
Humidity 74%
UV Index
Air Quality

Thursday
24 January


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
WNW
Pressure 1011
Humidity 79%
UV Index
Air Quality

Friday
25 January


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
SW
Pressure 1012
Humidity 82%
UV Index
Air Quality

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