"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
14 August


Chance of rain 13%
Max temp. 20°C
(feels like 18°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
W
Pressure 1013
Humidity 65%
UV Index
Air Quality

Wednesday
15 August


Chance of rain 16%
Max temp. 21°C
(feels like 18°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 8mph.
SW
Pressure 1011
Humidity 69%
UV Index
Air Quality

Thursday
16 August


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 8mph.
WSW
Pressure 1009
Humidity 56%
UV Index
Air Quality

Friday
17 August


Chance of rain 14%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
SW
Pressure 1012
Humidity 65%
UV Index
Air Quality

Saturday
18 August


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 19°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
WSW
Pressure 1015
Humidity 64%
UV Index
Air Quality

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