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Regional forecast for London & South East England

Dry morning but with some heavy showers developing.

Today:

Any mist or fog will clear to give some bright or sunny spells. Showers will develop after midday which could be heavy with thunder. With light winds and some sunshine though, it will feel quite warm. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Tonight:

The night will stay generally cloudy with further showery outbreaks of rain. The heavier showers though should move away by midnight. Some mist and fog may form by dawn. Minimum Temperature 9C.

Tuesday:

A cloudy start to the day with some showery outbreaks of rain. It should become generally dry after midday with some sunshine breaking through at times. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Staying unsettled with rain or showers at times. Some drier interludes and staying mild overnight.

Issued at: 0400 on Mon 21 Apr 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunny spells. Scattered showers in the south, some heavy.

Today:

Warm sunny spells developing for many, but generally cloudier and cooler in northeastern Britain with some drizzle possible. Scattered showers developing across southern parts of the UK, some heavy and thundery. Breezy in central and northern parts.

Tonight:

Turning cloudy across southern parts with further showers or longer spells of rain. Driest across Scotland and Northern Ireland with some clear spells.

Tuesday:

Largely cloudy with patchy rain continuing across northeastern Britain. Heavy and potentially thundery showers developing across central and southern England and Wales. Mostly dry and sunny across northwest Scotland.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

A band of rain spreading northeastwards through Wednesday, perhaps becoming slow moving across eastern Britain into Thursday and Friday. Sunny spells and scattered showers following, some heavy and thundery.

Issued at: 0400 on Mon 21 Apr 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 25 Apr 2014 to Sunday 4 May 2014:

An unsettled end to next week with showers or longer spells of rain, heavy at times, although there will be some drier, brighter spells too, most likely in the northwest of the UK. Generally windy with a risk of gales in the southwest. Chilly in the rain and along windward coasts, however it will feel warm where it remains bright. The end of April is likely to remain changeable, especially for southern parts. Brighter periods too, these most lengthy in the north or northwest where it should be driest. Rather warm in brighter spells, though an easterly breeze will tend to keep northern and eastern areas cooler. This pattern of weather is expected to continue into May, but temperatures may decrease with some colder nights possible.

UK Outlook for Monday 5 May 2014 to Monday 19 May 2014:

There remain no strong, discernable signals for any particular weather type to dominate through the first half of May. This leaves conditions more likely than not to be mixed with unsettled spells and showers or longer outbreaks of rain, interspersed with periods of largely fine and dry weather. By day, temperatures are likely to often be near average, though at this time of year this would still leave conditions feeling pleasant in sunshine when winds are light. Southern regions probably have the best chance of above average maxima, whilst some north-western parts may be slightly below average at times. Nights, meanwhile, may be chilly with a touch of frost possible.

Issued at: 0400 on Mon 21 Apr 2014