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Winds are expected to strengthen this evening, where gusts of 60 to 65mph are likely. This swathe of strong winds will transfer eastwards across other parts of northern England overnight and early on Thursday morning.
Inland gusts of 40 to 50mph are expected widely, with 60 to 65 mph gusts possible
Heaviest of the rain slowly moving north.
But even where it has cleared we are looking at a mostly dull day with areas of light and patchy rain.
Very strong and gusty southwesterly winds will develop. Gusts of 50 to 60 mph are expected, perhaps more in the most exposed locations.
A rather cloudy start, with a little rain in places, but some sunny intervals are expected to develop.
A few showers are also likely to develop in the afternoon.
Less windy than recently and feeling pleasant in the sunshine.
Maximum temperature 15 °C.
The Met Office is calling a meeting of top scientists to look at the "urgent" question of whether the warming of the Arctic is affecting UK weather.
New Met Office figures out today show that Tuesday 2nd April 2013 was the coldest night since 1917 and, in some areas of the south east, Thursday 4th April 2013 was provisionally the coldest April day since the 1960s.
Scientists want to investigate whether there is a link between these temperatures and the lowest ever Arctic ice levels, which were recorded a few months ago.
"If this is how climate change could manifest itself, then we need to understand that as a matter of urgency," Julia Slingo, the Met Office's chief scientist, told ITV News.
ITV News Science Editor Lawrence McGinty will be filing reports on the changing Arctic for the rest of this week. Watch the first of his reports on ITV News at 1.30pm.