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Turning unsettled on Tuesday night. Wet start to Wednesday. Improving later.

Blackpool sunset. Photo: Stephen Cheatley

As our protective area of high pressure slips away, a band of heavy rain starts into the Isle of Man around midnight tonight, Tuesday night.

Rainfall at 7pm Tuesday evening. Credit: Met Office

This pushes across the rest of the Granada region between 4-5am. The rain will be heavy and showery in nature. Lows 8-9c further east where it's clearest for longest. 11-13c under the cloud cover further west.

Forecast rainfall for 10am Wednesday. Credit: Met Office

Wet start for all areas on Wednesday, some heavy bursts of rain around, but as the band of rain continues NE'wards the rain on it becomes lighter and patchier, it runs out of steam.

WEDNESDAY MORNING. Credit: ITV Granada

Breezy in the morning, but not as windy on Wednesday afternoon, brightening up nicely in the Isle of Man behind the showers.

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. Credit: ITV Granada

Temperatures will generally be a couple of degrees above average on Wednesday and throughout the rest of the week.

WEATHER OUTLOOK. Credit: ITV Granada

Thursday starts dry, but by the afternoon/evening time, heavy rain will be pulling up from the south.

On Friday we have a returning Polar Maritime air mass, so sunny spells and cloud with odd light showers.

Weather outlook for various regional locations in the NW. Credit: ITV Granada

A ridge of high pressure starts to build on Saturday so less in the way of showers. Good bright spells, a fine weekend, with temperatures a couple of degrees above where they should be for the time of year throughout the whole of this week.