Met Office forecast possible New Year’s Day gales

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The Met Office has forecast mixed weather for the next couple of days across the region.

Today, after a chilly start with some sunny spells it will gradually become milder, cloudier and breezier through the day.

Some patchy light rain will spread from the west in the late afternoon, mainly falling over the Pennines. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

It will continue to be cloudy and breezy overnight, with further patchy rain at times, mainly over the Pennines. Less cold than recent nights, but perhaps still feeling quite chilly in the wind. Minimum Temperature 5 °C.

On New Year’s Day it will be