1. ITV Report

Windy weekend. Warning for Sunday

SATURDAY:

A mainly dry start with the best of any cloud breaks hanging on in the south of the region. During the day cloud will invade from the north, bringing patchy rain initially to Cumbria, the Isle of Man and parts of Lancashire - before 'pepping up' by Sunday evening and spreading south overnight.

Winds will develop during the day, becoming strong overnight and pegging back daytime temperatures - so feeling cooler. Highs 18C

Met Office warning in place for much of the Granada region on Sunday 17th August Credit: Met Office/ ITV

SUNDAY:

After an overnight spell of rain Sunday is a mix of sunshine and heavy, blustery showers. Highs to 17C but feeling cooler still.

Strong winds developing around the western and southwestern flanks of a deep area of low pressure will lead to gusts of up to 60mph around exposed northern coasts and locally 40-50 mph inland across much of northern Britain, particularly in association with heavy showers.

Winds will probably peak in exposed northwestern areas during Sunday evening.

While such wind gusts would not be unusual in the autumn and winter, they are likely to pose a few more problems coming in the summer holiday period: as such, some minor disruption to transport and outdoor activities is possible, for example delays to ferries, bridge restrictions and perhaps minor damage to trees