Issued: 0530hrs Wednesday 13th June 2018
Duty forecaster: Matthew Hugo
Mainly dry for England and Wales, turning wet and windier further north and west later in the day.
It's a mainly dry start to Wednesday and its a cool and fresh start too, especially in the countryside. Much of Wednesday morning though will be mainly dry with some bright or sunny spells, especially across England and Wales and despite the fresh feel to the weather it will become pleasantly warm.
Through the afternoon and England and Wales should remain mainly dry with some bright or sunny spells despite increasing cloud from the west. Scotland and Ireland though will become far more unsettled, from the west, with a fresh or strong, perhaps near gale force SW'ly wind developing along with some widespread light or moderate, locally heavy rain.
Wet and windy conditions will dominate the weather through Wednesday evening and overnight across much of N Wales, N England, Scotland and Ireland with still a risk of near gales in places and further heavy rain at times as well. Far southern and south-eastern areas of England should remain mainly dry but mostly cloudy and increasingly windy here too.