A fair start to the day across England and Wales with plenty of sunshine for the Midlands and southeast England. Thicker cloud in Scotland and Ireland with increasing winds and rain arriving in the west. The rain in western Scotland will be heavy at times. Becoming damp this afternoon across northern England with the heavier rain in Scotland tending to fade. Drizzle over northern Wales too. Cloud increasing through the Midlands and southern England into this afternoon, although still sunny to the far south. Highs at 14C in eastern Scotland but more generally 9 to 11C.
Cloudy damp damp over much of western Scotland and northwest England as well as Wales tonight. More outbreaks of rain in East Anglia but these will be fading. Expect some fog on western hills and coasts too. Elsewhere it should be dry but mostly cloudy with the brisk wind tending to ease as the night progresses. Lows near 4C in southern England, 5 to 6C further north.
A ridge of high pressure building through the UK and Ireland on Thursday. There may be some drizzle at first in northwest Scotland and the remnants of drizzle clearing southeast England too. For most the day is likely to be one of broken cloud and increasing amounts of sunny spells. Thicker cloud and increasing winds passing into Ireland and western Scotland as rain arrives from the west. This front then edges east bringing rain into the rest of Ireland and western Scotland. Staying drier elsewhere with some bright or sunny spells, the best in the east, although more cloud to the west. Highs at 13C in eastern areas, 8 or 9C in the cloudier west.
Low pressure drifts to the north of Scotland on Friday. A cold front passing eastwards bringing rain, this clearing eastern coasts by early afternoon. Brighter weather follows from the west for most, although some showers forming. More persistent rain in western Scotland and Ireland, fading as the afternoon progresses. Feeling mild in the sunshine to the east. Highs cooler in the west at 7 or 8C but 12C in the sunnier east.