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Friday's detailed forecast for the weekend and beyond -summer returns next week!

River Mersey, Penketh. Photo: Tony Marsh

FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Low pressure to the west of Scotland is feeding in showers from the north and west and strong winds, Force 6 through the Irish Sea, 25mph, with wind speeds inland reaching 15-20mph.

Lots of showers around for the rest of the day, some quite heavy and merging into spells of more general rain. Wet for Blackpool Illuminations switch on this evening. Fairly cloudy, Feeling cool in the breeze and showers, temperatures a degree or two below average, around 17-18c, 64f.

FRIDAY NIGHT

The most widespread showers occur this evening and continue for much of the night, becoming confined to the west of the region by Saturday morning. Drier and clearer further east and SE. Breezy, winds fresh-locally strong through thw Irish Sea, fairly mild, lows of 11-12c.

SATURDAY

Scattered showers through the north and west of the region, through Cumbria, Lancashire and the Isle of Man. Elsewhere largely dry. Throughout the afternoon the showers become more isolated, many parts dry and bright. Remaining breezy, winds moderate to fresh, but not as strong as in the morning. Temps in the high teens celsius, but still below average for the time of year.

Saturday night, winds ease. Cooler than Friday night, dry.

WEATHER OUTLOOK: for the NW. Credit: ITV Granada

SUNDAY

Starting fine, clouding over from the west later, rain reaching the NW by the end of the day. Damp on Sunday night.

MONDAY

Rain clears quickly from the south of the region as high pressure builds form the west, so lots of dry, warm weather from Monday onwards, temperatures rising midweek, into the low 20's celsius.