Updated: 1356 on Thu 12 Dec 2013
Mild with outbreaks of rain through tonight and into Friday.
This Evening and Tonight:
Perhaps a chilly start to the night in the southeast but otherwise it should be relatively mild with a fair amount of cloud. Outbreaks of rain, heavy in places, are going to affect much of the country.
Bands of rain will move eastwards through the day, with clearer and more showery weather following in the west. A mild day for most but windy in the northwest.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday:
Starting bright Saturday before rain and strong winds, with gales in the north and west, arrive through the afternoon. Remaining unsettled and windy Sunday and Monday, but some sunny spells.
UK Outlook for Tuesday 17 Dec 2013 to Thursday 26 Dec 2013:
Through next week it should remain windy across much of the UK. The most unsettled weather will be in the north and west, where there will be a continuing risk of heavy rain and severe gales. Across the south and east the rain should be less widespread and the winds more moderate. Generally mild although some wintry showers are possible in the northwest, and there will be some overnight frosts. Through next weekend and into the following week there is still likely to be the risk of severe gales and heavy rain mainly in the northwest. It should still be mild at times, however there is an increasing chance of temperatures dropping to near or below normal, bringing a risk of frost generally and snow over northern high ground.