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Wednesday's detailed look ahead forecast - heatwave returns?

Sunnybank Park at Barrows Green in Widnes Cheshire. Photo: John Redmond

There have been one or two showers around so far today, Wednesday, but it is an improving situation as the occluded front responsible swings away southwards, some good sunny spells developing during Wednesday afternoon.

If you're lucky, you might glimpse a Perseids shooting star tonight! The meteor showers peaked last night but still the chance of a show tonight. More showers on Thursday and they will be heavier than today's, and there is currently no sign of the heatwave returning.

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. Credit: ITV Granada

Good sunny spells, brisk NW'erly breeze 15-20mph. Odd shower but, mostly sunny spells, tops 17-18c, 63-64f.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

WEDNESDAY NIGHT. Credit: ITV Granada

Good clear spells, odd shower, feeling fresh lows 11-14c.

THURSDAY

More unstable on Thursday, but a mainly dry, bright start. Some showers around Irish Sea coasts. Showery rain possible by lunchtime just about anywhere.

THURSDAY MORNING. Credit: ITV Granada
THURSDAY AFTERNOON. Credit: ITV Granada

More showers during Thursday afternoon, some of them quite heavy and thundery, especially inland, south of Manchester, through Cheshire, the Peak District and over the Pennines. Feeling fresh at the coast. Winds should be lighter than Wednesday so showers may be slow moving, still a little 'hit and miss' as to where they pop up. Tops 17-18c in general; 15-16c around exposed coasts and hills. Feeling cool in the showers.

The outlook for the rest of the week is changeable. Bright and breezy with a few showers and a cool NW'erly wind.

WEATHER OUTLOOK: for the NW. Credit: ITV Granada

FRIDAY

A reasonable day. Dry, bright start, light winds, feeling fresh. A few showers possible, the odd one sharp, especially through eastern areas.

Best weather occurs overnight as a small ridge builds.

SATURDAY

Dry, bright start but cloud and rain pushing in on a cold front from the NW. We expect rain through Cumbria and northernmost areas. Nothing too severe, but turning increasingly cloudy and damp.

SUNDAY

Cloudy, some blustery showers. Patchy rain for western hills. Cool, brisk winds. The showers look like continuing for the forecastable future.

WEATHER OUTLOOK: for various locations across the Granada region, in the NW. Credit: ITV Granada