Rain clearing north to leave brighter, fresher and showery conditions.
A cloudy start with outbreaks of rain, possibly heavy and thundery, moving north across all parts during the morning. Becoming drier and brighter into the afternoon, before further heavy and thundery showers follow from the south this evening. Feeling fresher. Maximum temperature 17 °C.
A band of rain, possibly heavy and thundery, will move north across all parts during the first part of the night. Further scattered showers will follow from the south later. Minimum temperature 8 °C.
Thursday will see a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers. The showers will be heavy and thundery at times, with risk of hail and gusty winds. Feeling much fresher. Maximum temperature 16 °C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Further showers on Friday, before a wet and windy spell arrives overnight into Saturday, with coastal gales possible. Becoming drier, brighter Sunday morning, with wet weather likely to arrive later.
UK long range weather forecast
After a dry start, many places will become wet and windy on Sunday with heavy rain at times and a risk of gales, especially in the north and west. However, there will be sunny spells in some parts. For the end of April and start of May, changeable weather is likely to dominate, with a chance of showers or longer spells of rain and some periods of stronger winds, especially in the west and southwest. These will be interspersed with drier but probably short-lived sunny spells. Temperatures will most likely be near normal in the west, and slightly warmer than the seasonal average in the south and southeast. There is a chance of a shift towards drier warmer weather by the bank holiday weekend but this is far from certain.
For the middle of May, some wet & windy weather is likely, especially at first. However, there are indications of a shift towards more settled weather as the month progresses. A good deal of fine and dry weather is possible, with temperatures perhaps above the seasonal average. The highest temperatures are most likely in the south and southeast.