Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 8th May 2018
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Rain north-western areas, fading into afternoon
High pressure retreats away toward the east today, as a cold front moves in from the Atlantic. However, the south-east sees another dry and very warm day.
A zone of rain affects north-western Britain and Ireland, most persistent in the morning, then tending to fade out as it pushes further into northern England and Wales by afternoon.
There is a risk of localised thundery bursts developing across the Pennines, and in central-eastern England by afternoon, but these very hit and miss. Most southern regions should stay dry, sunny and warm.
Today's top temperatures will climb to 25 to 27C in the London area, and widely 22 to 24C for the Midlands and eastern England. Further west, nearer 13 to 16C, or cooler in rain for western Scotland.
Have a great day.