51 year old Dianne Oxberry passed away yesterday.
The BBC confirmed that 51 year old Dianne passed away at the Christie hospital after a short illness.
Dianne was the main weather presenter for the BBC's regional news programme North West tonight for more than 20 years.
She leaves behind two children and her husband Ian Hindle who said ""Dianne was an amazing wife and mother who embraced life to the full.
"She was an inspiration to all who knew and loved her but also to the people who watched and welcomed her into their homes each night as if she were part of their family too.
"She will leave a massive void in our lives but because of the remarkable person she was she will forever live on in our hearts.
"The children and I will miss her more than anyone can imagine."