Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 26th May 2016
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Plenty of cloud and some drizzle today, but drier and brighter north and south
A cloudy central third of the UK and Ireland today, where it is going to be feeling chilly too. This area cover Ireland, much of Wales, the Midlands, northern England and southern Scotland. There will be some drizzle affecting hills and coasts, although these tending to fade in these areas through this afternoon. A few brighter spells developing here and there later.
North of this area, so across central and northern Scotland there may be some cloud at first in the northeast, but this is going to be breaking with good spells of sunshine developing, especially in western Scotland. Fair too in southern England with some reasonable spells of sunshine here with just a low risk of a shower in the afternoon.
Little changes tonight with Ireland and northern England remaining rather cloudy with a few spots of drizzle on the hills. Drier to the north and south, although a few heavier showers arriving in the southeast later.