Showers or longer spells of rain, sometimes heavy.
Cloudy with spells of rain this morning, sometimes heavy. Breezy and brighter conditions with showers will follow, these showers sometimes heavy, possibly with hail and thunder and accompanied by gusty winds. Temperatures slightly lower than Wednesday, but still above average. Maximum temperature 18 °C.
Scattered showers, some possibly heavy and thundery, will die away to leave long clear spells. As the wind eases a little patchy fog may form later in the night. Minimum temperature 4 °C.
Sunny spells for the morning with scattered heavy, and perhaps thundery, showers developing. Through the afternoon these are replaced by cloudy conditions, and generally light showers. Maximum temperature 17 °C.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday:
Saturday becoming very windy, with showers or longer spells of rain, and feeling cold. Sunday and Monday lighter winds, less cold and largely dry and cloudy, but some bright spells.
UK long range weather forecast
Mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain on Monday, although a dry start for southeastern parts of the UK, perhaps. Rain and cloud will slowly clear to scattered showers and some sunny spells from the west for the afternoon. For the end of April 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, a trend back to some wet and windy weather is possible. However, there are indications of a return 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.