Mainly dry Wednesday, some sunshine in west but showers later
Sunny spells over Argyll and Ayrshire and bright, perhaps sunny spells developing elsewhere as cloud gradually lifts and thins. Becoming cloudier in afternoon with low cloud later and showery, locally heavy rain over the isles and into Ayrshire towards evening. Maximum temperature 19 °C.
Cloudy and rather murky, with showery rain moving northwards, still heavy in places. Drier later in the night with clear spells developing, but some patchy fog. Easterly winds turning southeast Minimum temperature 9 °C.
Mainly dry and bright morning with sunny spells developing, but a few showers around. Showery, sometimes heavy rain spreading from south in the afternoon. Light southeast winds, fresher over coasts. Maximum temperature 17 °C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Unsettled, cool and mostly cloudy with heavy rain or showers. Some drier, brighter interludes, mainly early Friday and later Saturday, but dry and bright into the afternoon on Sunday.
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.