Rain is expected to arrive later on Friday and stay with us into Saturday, steady, heavy and perhaps thundery.
A more unsettled theme develops as we head into the new month. The first few days of August sees the jet stream sink south.
Weather warning for thundery, heavy rain, gusty winds and hail on Saturday
Whilst there may be a few showers around, many places will have a dry day with some decent periods of sunshine. Despite this, it is going to be cool again. Maximum temperature 16 °C.
Many places will have a dry start to the night with some cool clear spells. It will cloud over during the early hours, with some patchy rain in the north. Minimum temperature 5 °C.
There will be a fair amount of cloud around, with some bright spells. Outbreaks of rain will spread southwards through the day, some of which may be heavy. Still cool. Maximum temperature 15 °C.
It was over 22°C by 9am this morning at Walney Island, Cumbria.
Temperatures across the northwest have been gradually climbing throughout the day, with most Met Office regional data sites reaching 27°C(81°F) this afternoon, with Ronaldsway, Isle of man at 25°C(77°F).
Within the last couple of hours Crosby has been our hot spot, reaching just over 28°C(82°F).
Temperatures across the region are soaring - highest regional value so far today was recorded at Hawarden Airport 24.7c.
A few showers have bubbled up this afternoon over the Lancashire Pennines but many areas (especially the coastline & Isle of Man) are experiencing some lovely warm sunshine. Highs up to 22C (72F) for Kendal, Cumbria and Myerscough, Lancs.