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Midweek dry spell to offer ideal leaf peeping in England's Lake District

The stretch of daily intermittent showers across the United Kingdom is expected to come to an end for the middle of the week, allowing more outdoor enjoyment of the fall season.

Rounds of showers through Sunday and into the early part of the new week could dampen outdoor plans.

Unsettled weather will continue as a storm system slowly moves along the northwestern coast of the United Kingdom for the early part of the week. Some thundershowers are possible in southern Wales and southern England on Sunday.

On Monday, showers will become more intermittent, allowing a few more breaks of dry weather.

The storm system will move east of northern Scotland on Tuesday, continuing the gradual drying trend. Although Northern Ireland will likely be drying out, spells of showers will linger from northern Scotland to southern England.

"The system off to the east of the Isles will allow some cooler air to usher back into Scotland and far northern England," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys.

"Temperatures in the Scottish Highlands could be cool enough on Tuesday to allow some snow showers to mix in with the rain," Roys added.

The dry air will finally encompass most of the United Kingdom on Wednesday, with the exception of the eastern coasts.

The likelihood for dry weather will increase across the entire region on Thursday, with the chance for the dry spells and sunshine to prevail into Friday.

Near-normal temperatures and the dry conditions could be the perfect conditions for leaf peeping from Wales to northern England.

A view of the Windmere Boat House in the Lake District in northern England (Flickr photo/Richard Walker).

Colours will likely be reaching their peak this month, promoting beautiful views in many places.

A trip to the Lake District in northwestern England or to Aber falls in Snowdonia National Park of northwestern Wales could allow for a beautiful display of autumnal colour.

Southern parts of England and Wales will have to wait a couple more weeks for peak fall colour.