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Wet Sunday. Brief periods of cloud and rain will come and go during the next few days.

View of Todmorden in a sunnier slot. Photo: Tony Freeman, Bacup

A powerful Azores high generally dominates our weather at present, but fronts will be pushing through it over the next few days, so cloud or brief outbreaks of rain coming and going.

After a pleasant enough start to the day, what you have now is probably what you will have for the rest of Saturday afternoon. Cloud and sunny spells. Lots of cloud around, but not too bad. There is the risk of an isolated shower, mainly through Cumbria, light winds, highs of 17c 63f.

SATURDAY NIGHT. Credit: ITV Granada

Saturday night starts dry with clear slots. After midnight, thicker cloud pushes in from the NW, bringing rain to Cumbria during the early hours. This reaches the Isle of Man by around 6am. Mostly wet then through the north of the region. Largely dry further south, dry and clear through Manchester and Cheshire. Mild temperatures 11-13c.

SUNDAY MORNING. Credit: ITV Granada

Sunday morning starts slowly across Cumbria and Lancashire, rain from the word 'go'. The Isle of Man gets rain on and off.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON. Credit: ITV Granada

This rain slides southwards, reaching the Liverpool Bay and Manchester areas by late afternoon, around 4pm. South Cheshire should stay dry all day. It will be breezier than Saturday, temperatures 18c 64f.

Weather outlook for the ITV Granada region. Credit: ITV Granada

On Monday, fronts are not directly over us, but equally, they are not too far away, so it will be quite cloudy with a SW'erly airflow. Quite windy too, highs 18c 64f.

Tuesday sees more in the way of bright spells. Windy again, 16c 61f. Some spits possible out of thicker cloud.

Wednesday should be the brightest day of the first half of the week, but still windy. Lighter winds than Tuesday, but still windy all the same.