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Regional forecast for South West England

Sunshine and scattered showers, turning chilly by night

Today:

A chilly but bright start to the day. Scattered showers will develop, turning heavy and thundery in places, especially this afternoon. Cooler than yesterday, but feeling pleasant in any sunshine. Maximum Temperature 18°C.

Tonight:

Showers will clear away, to leave a largely dry night. Clear spells are likely to develop allowing temperatures to fall, especially in rural sites. Feeling chilly. Minimum Temperature 8°C.

Thursday:

Cloudier than today but with some sunny intervals and further scattered showers, although these will be lighter and less frequent. Feeling pleasant in any sunshine and lighter winds. Maximum Temperature 17°C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

High pressure will build from the west giving a mainly dry weekend with variable amounts of cloud, and some sunny spells. Feeling warm in any sunshine, but chilly by night.

Updated at: 1028 on Wed 02 Sep 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunshine and scattered showers. Windy in the northeast.

Today:

Another day of sunshine and scattered showers, these turning heavy and thundery at times in the south. A cloudier picture further north, turning windy in the northeast of Scotland with gales on some exposed coasts. Feeling cooler than yesterday.

Tonight:

Showers easing, especially in the south of the country. Clear spells will develop, allowing temperatures to fall. Winds strengthening along northeastern coasts, with gales in the far northeast. Rather cold.

Thursday:

Drier for many, although turning rather cloudy, best of the brightness in the south. Outbreaks of showery rain, with accompanying strong winds across eastern England, with gales in exposure.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Outbreaks of rain in the southeast Friday, drier and brighter elsewhere. Turning drier through the weekend with sunny periods and lighter winds. Feeling pleasant in any sunshine, chilly by night.

Updated at: 0224 on Wed 02 Sep 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 7 Sep 2015 to Wednesday 16 Sep 2015:

Settled conditions with variable cloud amounts and sunny spells are to develop through Monday. Perhaps a few light showers may develop around windward coasts in the east and northwest at first. Through the rest of the outlook period the settled conditions should become established across all parts, with some cool misty starts followed by dry and fine days. Temperatures will be close to normal and it will feel pleasantly warm in the sunshine and gradually trend upwards through the week. Overnight temperatures are likely to be on the chilly side at first, with a risk of some localised rural grass frosts, most especially in the north. More unsettled conditions are likely to develop towards the northwest during the latter half of the period.

UK Outlook for Thursday 17 Sep 2015 to Thursday 1 Oct 2015:

The second half of September is likely to see a trend towards a northwest, southeast split, with the southeast holding on to the best of the drier weather, although with occasional unsettled spells developing here, while the northwest sees more regular outbreaks of rain and strong winds. Temperatures will be generally close to average, but with cooler conditions developing towards the north and west later. By the end of the month there is a small chance of some more settled warmer conditions becoming established again.

Updated at: 0224 on Wed 02 Sep 2015