High pressure to the southeast on Thursday brings a rather cloudy start to the day for much of England and Wales, but generally dry, with the best of any brightness to the southeast. Rain spreads across Ireland through the morning, as low pressure passes to the north, reaching western Scotland through the late morning. Through the afternoon rain spreads across Scotland, Wales and into northwestern and southwestern parts of England too. A breezy day across the country with gales possible for western coasts and hills. Highs at 7 to 11C.
Rain eases to the southeast through the night leaving a drier spell of weather for Ireland, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Showery outbreaks of rain affect parts of England and Wales through the night and it will stay cloudier here. Continuing windy for many areas through the night too with overnight lows at 2 to 5C for Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland; 7 to 10C for much of England and Wales.
A cold front passes southeast through the UK and Ireland early on Friday. This takes an area of showery rain with it, most of it fairly light. Brighter, cooler weather follows from the north with sunny spells and variable amounts of cloud. Showers for northern and western Scotland, some of these will be wintry. Staying mostly dry elsewhere. High temperatures at 5 to 7C for most, 8 to 10C in the far southeast.
High pressure on Saturday brings a cool but mostly dry day. Plenty of sunshine once any morning mist and fog patches have cleared. Dry for most, although a low risk of some showers over western coasts. Fronts arrive to the northwest later bringing increasing cloud and outbreaks of rain to northwest Scotland. Highs at 3 to 5C to the northeast, 6 to 8C elsewhere.