Cool and mostly cloudy on Wednesday, rather murky, especially afternoon.
Cloudy start with some low cloud and fog, especially over higher ground. Cloud lifting somewhat in morning with some bright spells developing, but low cloud and murk developing widely in afternoon, with patchy drizzle. Brisk easterly winds. Maximum temperature 14 °C.
Cloudy and murky, with drizzle and fog in places. Showery rain spreading northwards in evening, perhaps heavy over hills. Drier later in night with winds turning southeast and easing Minimum temperature 8 °C.
A mainly dry and bright morning with sunny spells developing, but a few showers in west. Showery, sometimes heavy rain spreading from south in the afternoon and becoming murky again. Maximum temperature 15 °C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Murky start Friday, then bright or sunny spells but heavy showers in afternoon. Cloudy with some rain Saturday and likely murky too. Drier, brighter on Sunday but some rain 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.