The region's weekend weather forecast with Emma Jesson
After a fine start to the weekend, showers are expected later
More cloud today compared to yesterday but many places dry with warm spells of sunshine.
It's the Summer Solstice today, when the sun is at its highest point in the sky.
The sun will officially be at it's farthest point from the equator at 11.51 BST. Many people count this as the first official day of Summer.
The sun appeared this morning at 4.40 am, and it will set at 9.46 pm making it the longest day of the year.
From this weekend, although a slow process at first, the nights will begin to draw in.
The Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, happens at 23.03 GMT on 21st December 2014.
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Although increasingly cloudy the Isle of Man should stay dry until after the final race at 1pm. Maximum temperature 16-18 c, light easterly breeze. Shower risk into this evening
There may be some drizzle in the Isle of Man and for western coasts on Friday but most places in the north west will be dry with hazy, warm sunshine. Maximum temperature 20 c
After a wet day in the Isle of Man Thursday should become drier allowing roads to dry out before the last day of racing on Friday