Issued: 0530hrs Friday 5th February 2016
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Mild and dry east, but rain reaching the west
It's another mild start across much of the UK this morning. There is cloud around, but also some brighter spells in more central and eastern areas, and these will continue into this afternoon. Things are changing in western Scotland and western Ireland with fronts reaching here bringing rain. The winds picking up through more western areas too.
The front edging eastwards through the course of the morning and early afternoon. Some heavy bursts of rain in western Scotland and across most of Ireland, rain then edging into northwest England, western Wales and southwest England by evening. Drier in more central, eastern and southern parts of England. Becoming breezier and staying mild too.
Showery rain then passes east through the rest of England and Wales overnight, with a few showers on western coasts and hills but drier elsewhere.