Sunday forecast for the NW.

Make the most of a fine Sunday afternoon. More storms expected on Sunday night. Photo: Kevin Lyth

Sunday starts mostly dry with cloud clinging to the Pennines and higher ground, odd shower possible out of that thicker cloud. Mostly, some decent spells of sun though and it's sunshine for virtually all parts by the afternoon as a little ridge of high pressure builds in ahead of the next inbound system.

Turning into a very pleasant day from midday to late afternoon, bright with light winds, but crisp. Highs 5-6c.

The Isle of Man starts Sunday sunny, then turns cloudy during the afternoon.

A weather front moves in very quickly on Sunday evening. After 6pm winds increase quickly and gust to 50-60mph through the Irish Sea. Heavy rain accompanies the strong winds and the wet and windy weather then sweeps across the whole region overnight, indicating a wild start to the new week, as well as the New Year.