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Thursday - Mild but wet & windy. Murky over hills

Wet and windy walk in Wallasey Credit: ALAN ROWLANDS

Windy with further rain, particularly over the north of the region (Cumbria and Lancashire) and heavy over the hills.

Rain pushing further south for the evening before clearing southeastwards by midnight. Mild daytime highs of 13°C

Clearer spells are then likely to develop across Cumbria into the night with a colder outlook Friday and Saturday but with more in the way of sunshine.

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Blackpool gets a battering in stormy weather

The Coast Guard on Blackpool's Middle Walk Credit: Tony Michael

Giant waves lashed the Blackpool shore earlier as stormy conditions from a “weather bomb” hit parts of the North West.

High tide at Blackpool Credit: ITV Granada

Mersey ferries and ferries to the Isle of Man have been cancelled.

High tide at Blackpool Credit: ITV Granada
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