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Regional forecast for North West England

Rather windy, with scattered showers, heavy in places later. Cool.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rather windy, with gales likely for a time across exposed coasts and hills. Some brighter spells are likely at first, interspersed with scattered, locally heavy showers, continuing in places overnight. Feeling cold in the wind. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Wednesday:

Another windy day across all parts, with gales again likely in exposure. Some bright spells are possible, though often quite cloudy, with further heavy, possibly thundery, showers expected. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Winds and showers easing later through Thursday. Sunny spells and light winds at first, but rain later on Friday. Breezy, with showers or longer spells of rain likely on Saturday.

Updated at: 1600 on Tue 05 May 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain continuing across the north. Blustery showers elsewhere. Windy.

This Evening and Tonight:

The rain will linger overnight across north and north-western parts of Scotland. Elsewhere, there will be further showery outbreaks of rain, these heaviest and most frequent towards the west, and the winds will remain rather strong.

Wednesday:

Rain over north-west Scotland may persist through the day. Elsewhere, there will be sunny spells and blustery showers, with the risk of hail and thunder. Gales in places. Feeling cool.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Windy and showery in the north on Thursday, but drier in the south. Friday should start largely dry and bright before unsettled, possibly windy, weather spreads north-eastwards through Saturday.

Updated at: 1602 on Tue 05 May 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 10 May 2015 to Tuesday 19 May 2015:

It will start dry and bright for many on Sunday, but cloud and outbreaks of rain are likely to spread across north-western parts through the day, accompanied by quite strong winds. Brighter conditions should continue further south and east, perhaps feeling quite warm here, with some sunny spells developing. It is then likely to become fairly unsettled through the following week, particularly in the north-west, with occasional spells of rain or showers, and some strong winds at times. Drier, brighter conditions are more likely towards the south-east, where it will feel somewhat warmer too. This pattern looks likely to continue through the weekend, but there is also a signal that more settled conditions will build across all parts of the UK.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 20 May 2015 to Wednesday 3 Jun 2015:

Overall, fairly mixed conditions are expected through the period, with many areas experiencing spells of fine and bright weather, interspersed with more changeable conditions. The most unsettled conditions are likely to be across northern and north-western areas at first, whilst the best of the settled weather is more likely towards the south and south-east. However, there is a signal for some drier conditions to develop across northern parts towards the end of May as well. Temperatures are likely to be near or just above average for most areas at first, with spells of more settled weather likely to be accompanied by higher daytime temperatures, particularly in the south or south-east. Some chilly nights are also likely, perhaps with isolated overnight frost, most likely in rural northern parts.

Updated at: 1311 on Tue 05 May 2015