Plenty of sunshine in much of the UK this morning. Thicker cloud over western areas as a front passes east through Ireland bringing outbreaks of rain with it. Winds in the west until this afternoon too with winds close to gale force oin coasts and hills. Western Ireland sees drier and brighter weather arriving, together with a scattering of showers. The rain band reaches western Scotland, Wales and southwest England this afternoon, although eastern areas stay dry. Highs at 12 to 19C.
A band of rain edges eastwards through tonight. Most of the rain affecting northwest England and Scotland. Across the Midlands the rain becomes patchier and fades as it crosses southern England. Drier, clearer weather follows to the west, although there will be some showers in southern Ireland and southwest England. Rain clears to northeast Scotland by the morning. A cold night in the Midlands, Wales, southwest England, Ireland and western Scotland with a touch of ground frost for many. Lows at 1 to 5C.
Low pressure is west of Ireland on Saturday. There will be a weak front leaving northeast Scotland with some rain in the morning, but this clearing. Most areas then dry with sunny spells. However, heavy showers in Ireland will be spreading to Wales and southwest England, perhaps into the Midlands and southern England by evening. Highs at 11 to 14C.
A trough of low pressure extending through the UK and Ireland on Sunday. This is going to allow showers to develop, some of which may group into longer spells of rain and heavier showers. The highest risk of heavy showers in western and southern areas. Highs at 12 to 16C.