Low pressure in the North Sea on Wednesday. Some morning cloud and outbreaks of rain in the far east early in the morning, this clearing quickly. A ridge of high pressure building through Ireland and the UK bringing much drier weather with lots of sunny spells. Scattered showers affecting western coasts and hills. Staying bright into the afternoon with further spells of sunshine. Cloud increasing in Ireland during the afternoon, some rain in the far west by dark. Highs at 11 to 15C.
A dry start to the night with clear skies at first, most in the east. Cloud will be increasing from the west as the night progresses. The winds will be picking up too with gales in western areas. Rain reaching Ireland by midnight, then spreading eastwards into most of western and northern Britain through the early hours. Lows near 4 to 8C.
Low pressure northwest of Scotland on Thursday. Rain across much of southern and eastern Scotland, much of England and Wales, heaviest in the north. A windy day too with gales. Showerts into western Scotland and western Ireland. The afternoon sees further spells of rain in Wales, central and southern England as well as East Anglia. Heavy and frequent showers into western Scotland and northeast England and well as southern Ireland. Tending to be drier in the east of Scotland and northeast England. Staying windy with gales in the south. Highs at 12 to 15C but 17C in parts of eastern Wales and the Midlands.
Low pressure remains to the northwest of Scotland on Friday. This brings strong winds and further bands of rain passing eastwards, the rain perhaps not clearing the southeast of England until evening. Brighter and drier weather follows from the west but there will also be heavy showers over western coasts and hills. Windy in Scotland with rain ion western areas and this is likely to be heavy at times too. Highs at 11 to 17C.