A very complex set up continues on Thursday with a large area of low pressure extending along the length of the western half of the UK. This will bring further heavy rain, sleet and snow over higher ground to Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the southern half of England. Rain will ease through the afternoon for most but showers will continue to affect much of England, Wales and Ireland. Gales for the far northwest. High temperatures widely reaching 7 to 9C, though 10C or even 11C is possible for eastern parts of England.
It will be a mostly overcast night with some heavy bursts of rain affecting Wales and the southwest of England. Showers will also affect the far northeast of Scotland and much of Ireland. Elsewhere it will stay mostly dry though some mist or fog patches could develop. Overnight lows falling widely to 2 to 6C though rural areas and the southern half of Ireland could see lows fall to -2C allowing for a touch of frost.
An ongoing complex pattern continues on Friday with low pressure to the west of Ireland and a ridge of high pressure trying to build in the east. A showery day for western areas; drier but still cloudy in the east. Some heavier bursts of rain will continue for Wales and the southwest, spreading into Ireland later in the day. The best of any brightness is likely to develop over northeastern parts of England and Scotland. High temperatures at 8 to 14C, though reaching double-digits for most towns and cities.
An easterly airflow on Saturday will bring a mostly overcast day for the UK and Ireland. A band of showers will ease southeastward across Scotland and the north of England, edging into Northern Ireland later while more persistent rain is likely for southeastern Scotland, Fife, and the northeast of England. Showers may develop later in the day in the southwest. Staying mostly dry for Wales, southern and central England, northern Scotland and Ireland. Highs at 7 to 14C.