Detailed forecast: Next few days

OVERNIGHT:

Persistent rain will gradually move away to the east during the first part of the night. It then turns drier, with cloud and hill fog. One or two sharp showers are then possible across Cumbria. Lows 3-5 °C.

SATURDAY:

Bright at first, before a band of heavy and blustery showers, perhaps with hail and hill snow, pushes south. Windy and colder thereafter with sunshine and showers, wintry over hills. Highs of 8 °C but temperatures dipping during the afternoon with a colder night to come. Patchy frost and ice.

SUNDAY:

Turning wet and windy on Sunday. Snow possible over hills above 300m on the leading edge of the rain. Sunshine and showers follow into the afternoon. Highs 6-7°C

OUTLOOK:

Staying breezy into next week but also turning colder.

Brighter spells will be mixed with showers or longer spells of rain on Monday, perhaps wintry, especially over hills.

Clear and colder by Tuesday. Widespread frosts, risk of ice and daytime maximum temperatures only reaching 4-5°C