Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 28th July 2016
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Mix of drizzle and heavy showers
A gloomy summer's day for many places today, as low pressure and fronts move eastwards across the country.
Outbreaks of rain or drizzle will affect most areas, although the Scottish Highlands will escape largely dry. Eastern England stays dry much of the morning before rain develops.
Heavy showery bursts will advance east into the afternoon. Areas of rain may linger across northern England and southern Scotland into the evening. Widespread low cloud across the hills.
Through the afternoon, brighter conditions will spread from the west into Wales and south-west England, although there may be a few residual showers.
Blustery winds in the south & west, but often very light winds across northern Britain. Temperatures reaching 21 to 23C in the south-east prior to rain, but where rain develops dropping to just 14 to 17C.
Have a great day.