Cumbria looks set to have a pretty miserable Easter weekend as the Met Office predict an unsettled few days.

The UK's national weather service issued a yellow weather for Scotland - but not for England or Wales.

However, the mercury could plummet to -6C in northern England next week amid snow and wintery conditions.

North West England weather forecast


Staying wet this evening with some persistent rain, but gradually turning drier from the south. Many places become drier by the morning but stay cloudy. Minimum temperature 4 °C.


Drier on Tuesday albeit still with the risk of some patchy rain at first. Probably brightening up in most places with sunny spells and the odd shower. A little warmer. Maximum temperature 12 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

The rest of the week will remain changeable with sunny or clear spells interspersed with heavy blustery showers. Windy at times with temperatures near to average.

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UK long-range weather forecast

Friday 29 Mar - Sunday 7 Apr

The Easter weekend is likely to be unsettled with rain or showers in most regions at times, but also some drier and brighter spells. The heaviest and most frequent showers are more likely to be in southern and western areas.

Later in the weekend, northern areas may become drier with increasing amounts of sunshine. Compared to the coming week, the Easter weekend is likely to be a little warmer.

Into the following week, continued unsettled or changeable weather remains the most likely outcome.

All areas are likely to see further rain or showers at times, with some drier spells in between, but wet weather will tend to favour the south whilst northern parts remain a bit drier on average.