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Regional forecast for West Midlands

Turning cooler and more unsettled through the weekend.

Today:

Some warm spells of sunshine are expected on Saturday. However, showers are likely to break out, which could turn heavy during the afternoon. There is the risk of more persistent rain affecting the region by the end of the day. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Tonight:

The rainband will slowly push southwards overnight, clearing the region through the early hours. Turning clearer and colder to the northwest with a patchy frost possible in more rural areas. Minimum Temperature 2C.

Sunday:

Cloud will clear the southeast of the region through the morning. Turning increasingly sunny thereafter but feeling rather cold, particularly in the breeze. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Rather cold and breezy throughout with sunny spells and showers on Monday and Tuesday. Risk of more persistent rain and strong winds on Wednesday.

Updated at: 0321 on Sat 25 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rather unsettled through the weekend and turning cooler for all.

Today:

Rain across northern UK will push south and become patchier, reaching central areas by evening. Turning colder to the north with wintry showers in the far northwest. Southern areas will be warmer with sunny spells and scattered heavy showers.

Tonight:

Rain continuing to move southeastwards, reaching all parts by dawn. Turning drier but colder with wintry showers in the far northwest and frost and ice in places.

Sunday:

Rain across southern parts moving south but probably not clearing the far southeast until late afternoon. Colder, sunnier weather following with scattered showers, wintry over northern hills.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Rather cold and breezy throughout with sunshine and showers on Monday and Tuesday, wintry across some northern areas. Risk of more persistent rain and strong winds in places on Wednesday.

Updated at: 0237 on Sat 25 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 30 Apr 2015 to Saturday 9 May 2015:

The end of April and the start of May is likely to be cold, windy and showery. A period of continuous rain and strong winds is expected for a time across eastern parts with snow on high ground in the north. A brief ridge of high pressure is likely to give a dry and bright start to the Bank Holiday Weekend, but it is expected to turn unsettled again from the Southwest later, with bands of rain or showers moving north-eastwards. The rest of the period is expected to remain unsettled, with the wettest and windiest conditions being in the north and west, and the best of the drier and brighter spells in the southeast. Temperatures through the period are likely to be below average.

UK Outlook for Sunday 10 May 2015 to Sunday 24 May 2015:

Changeable and at times unsettled conditions are more likely to persist for the first half of May, though it may turn drier mid-month. Central and western areas are likely to see the most of any rainfall, while southern and eastern districts and the far north have the best of any drier weather. However, there are no strong signals, with weather conditions likely to be fairly typical for the time of year with spells of fine and bright weather interspersed with more changeable conditions. Daytime temperatures likely to be above average when conditions are fine and near or a little below during unsettled spells. As is common for the time of year, spells of settled weather are likely to be accompanied by chilly evenings with isolated overnight frost in rural areas.

Updated at: 1255 on Sat 25 Apr 2015