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Good start Saturday. Wet & windy into Sunday

Crosby Beach sunset on Thursday 20th February KEVIN MURRAY Photo:

Sunshine is at a premium this weekend. Winds will strengthen, cloud will build and rain will move in.

Despite a mild start, Sunday looks particularly unsettled with gale force winds and heavy rain - bringing a warning from the Met Office for the risk of flooding to parts of Cumbria. There is the added risk of snow melt from the fells, as well as up to 80mm of rainfall by the middle of Monday.

If you want it dry and bright get up nice and early on Saturday for the best weather, it really does go downhill as the weekend progresses.

FRIDAY NIGHT:

Showers will continue for a time, maybe merging to prolonged spells of rain during the evening, but will ease during the early hours.

Becoming drier, clearer and a little colder by dawn. Lows 3C.

SATURDAY:

A dry start for many places, maybe a little more cloud and a few showers over northern hills at first.

Some good spells of sunshine for Cheshire and the Isle of Man especially - before cloud begins to slowly build from the northwest and rain edges in during the afternoon/evening.

Winds will always be quite strong, but will continue to gather strength during the day. A wet and windy night to come.

SUNDAY:

A mild start. Early highs of 11C before a cold front pushes across the region - bringing a very wet and windy spell, eventually followed by showers and colder air into Sunday night.

A windy day for all areas, possibly reaching gale force for coasts and hills. For exposed coasts, the Irish Sea and the Isle of Man severe gales are possible for a time with gusts in excess of 60mph.