Sunday stats, plus in-depth forecast for the new week.

Ennerdale. Photo: Pauline Grears

Very wet and windy today. The strongest regional gust was 59mph, recorded at 10am at St Bees Head, Cumbria.

Maximum UK gust was recorded in North Wales at 93mph.

Big difference today between the rainfall amounts over hills and that at lower levels.

Eskdalemuir notching up 45mm, Shap 29mm, Keswick 24mm and the rain is still falling with the Met Office weather warning for heavy rain extended until 9am on Monday so the rainfall totals continue to tot up and some parts of the region could be on course for 60-80mm accumulations by then. Be mindful of local flooding.

Barely 1mm of rainfall at lower levels however today.

SUNDAY EVENING

The rain gets heavier for a time and more organised with more falling at lower levels also. Breezy, though less windy than today and frost free, lows 6-8c.

MONDAY

Monday starts wet and the rain then turns showers before giving way to sun mid-morning. Some cloud breaks.

Drier and brighter by Monday afternoon, winds continue to ease but it will still be breezy from the SW. Bright spells and just a few showers. Lots of fine weather around, but always a bit cloudier further west. A little cooler than Sunday at 9-10c but still above average for the time of year.

Rain continues on and off on Monday night. Lots of cloud, breezy, mild.

TUESDAY

Colder. Showers, heaviest in the W, gales through the Irish Sea. Showers may be blustery with hail.

WEDNESDAY

More of the same. Further showers, not as heavy as Tuesday. Sun and showers, the heaviest of those in the west, best sun further east.

The next band of rain comes in overnight into Thursday.

THURSDAY

Rain clears to sun and showers.

Cooler on Friday. Nothing severe throughout the week.