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THE LATEST: In-depth forecast for weekend and beyond.

Dalegarth Station. Photo: Stephen Smallwood

The next 24 hours sees a NW/SE split across the country as a warm front brings rain to many parts of the NW this afternoon.

The Met Office have issued a yellow "Be Aware" warning for heavy rain through the western side of the region - Lothian Borders and Dumfries and Galloway - from just after midnight on Saturday into Sunday, until 6am Monday morning. 60-80mm rain expected.

Very windy too, gales through the Irish Sea on Sunday, gusts up to 65mph in the most exposed spots.

REMAINDER OF SATURDAY

After odd showers this morning in the west, late morning and early afternoon starts dry and bright with sunny spells. A band of rain starts in to the western side of the region later. There will be some heavy bursts of rain at times in the west, but it'll be lighter and patchier further east.

The S/SW wind increases as well, becoming strong through the Irish Sea, gusts here of 40-45mph by the end of the afternoon. Nearer 35-40mph elsewhere.

Temps around average or just above at 8-9c, 48f.

SATURDAY NIGHT

Still some heavy rain through Cumbria and the Isle of Man, and across the western side of the region. Gales developing through the Irish Sea, gusts 50-60mph. Gusts 40-45mph inland by the end of the night.

East of the Pennines, patchy rain at times, but the best of any breaks further east.

Very mild lows, around 6-8c so frost-free.

SUNDAY

Heavy rain at times in the west. Some heavy occasional bit of rain further east. Gales through the Irish Sea, gusts 50-60mph, 65mph in the most exposed spots. Even inland, gusts 40-45mph.

During the afternoon the wind eases a little. Still wet - this is from the same cold front which pushes in on Saturday night; it's very slow moving with waves along it.

It will be very mild, tops around 11-12c, a good few degrees above the average for the time of year.

SUNDAY NIGHT

Rain becomes generally widespread as a front edges SE'wards. Heavy bursts at times.

WEATHER OUTLOOK. Credit: ITV Border

MONDAY

Front pushes E/SE so all areas see rain developing through the morning. This eases as it pushes eastwards. Rain could be locally heavy at first. Brightening from the west later. Breezy but not as windy as Saturday night and Sunday.

MONDAY NIGHT

Rain pushes in from the SW, wet and windy with gales so the rain will be fast moving.

TUESDAY

Sun and showers, very blustery. Strong to gale force winds through the Irish Sea.

WEDNESDAY

Sun and showers. The wind starts to ease later. Brighter weather between the showers.