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Weather: Afternoon update

Credit: Met Office

Sunny spells in the north as cloud rolls in from the south west.

Rain will then move in.

Any remaining rain will turn patchier for a time this evening before a second band of persistent rain, heavy at times with risk of thunder, moves northwards for the second half of the night.

Feeling mild. Minimum Temperature 14°C.


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Border Weather - Monday

Watendlath Credit: CHRISTINE DUFF

For Dumfries & Galloway and Cumbria it will be a mainly dry with variable cloud and some bright or sunny intervals.

Cloudier skies across The Borders with some showery rain, this heavy at times - especially later in the afternoon and towards evening.

Temperatures around the late August average, but feeling much fresher compared to the past few days. Highs to 19°C

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