Heavy and thundery rain moving north, brighter in south later.
A cloudy start with outbreaks of rain, possibly heavy and thundery, across the south, with brighter skies in the north. The rain will move north during the afternoon, with drier and brighter skies following across the south. Feeling fresher. Maximum temperature 19 °C.
It will be largely dry with clear spells overnight. However, cloud and outbreaks of showery rain will arrive across the south during the early hours. Breezy and much fresher. Minimum temperature 8 °C.
Early cloud and outbreaks of rain will clear to the north. Further scattered showers, heavy and thundery with the risk of hail, will follow during the afternoon. Breezy and fresher. Maximum temperature 17 °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.