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Warming up. Highs to 23°C possible Friday - Saturday

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High pressure builds from the southwest over the next few days, bringing mainly dry and bright weather with light winds and decent temperatures.

There could be cloud at times - turning the sunshine hazy - but at this stage Friday looks like our best day. Highs by afternoon in the south of the region could reach 23°C (73°F).

Unfortunately it's a brief settled spell. By the end of the weekend low pressure is back in charge, feeding in cloudier skies, stronger winds and showery rain at times as we head into next week.

WEDNESDAY:

After a dry start, with light winds and warm sunny spells cloud will steadily increase from the west, with outbreaks of rain possible by the late afternoon, mainly over the Cumbrian Fells. The best of the sunny spells across Cheshire. Highs 15-17°C.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT:

Low cloud and outbreaks of rain will persist over some western coasts and upslopes. Drier elsewhere, with the risk of mist or fog patches developing by dawn. Lows 6-8°C.

THURSDAY:

Mostly dry but rather cloudy start but sunshine developing at times to bring warm sunny spells. However cloud and hill fog could linger over the Fells, with isolated drizzly outbreaks. Highs 19°C for Cheshire and the High Peak.

BY FRIDAY: High pressure builds from the SW. Dry and warm with some sunshine

FRIDAY:

Mostly dry, with variable cloud and warm sunny spells on Friday. Highs 20-23°C

WEEKEND:

Saturday should stay mainly dry once any isolated mist patches clear. Another day of patchy cloud and sunny spells. Where we get the warm sunshine there is an increased risk of a shower. Cloud will build to northern counties (Cumbria, higher Lancashire and Isle of Man).

Thicker cloud, a strengthening breeze, and rain eventually spreading east later on Sunday.

BY SUNDAY: Low pressure from the NW, bringing cooler and more unsettled condition into next week