Dry and bright for a while but rain spreading north.
Cloud and patchy rain soon clearing north. Dry for much of the morning and early afternoon with some sunshine. Cloud thickening to bring some rain in the afternoon, as well as some low cloud in the east. Maximum temperature 15 °C.
Cloudy with outbreaks of rain through the evening. Becoming dry with clear spells overnight although patchy rain will spread into the west later. Minimum temperature 5 °C.
A dry and bright start in the east. Otherwise, mainly cloudy with showers becoming widespread, occasionally heavy in the afternoon. Maximum temperature 14 °C.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday:
Unsettled with showers or even some longer spells of rain at times, but some sunshine around too especially on Sunday. Less warm for most but still pleasant in sunshine.
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.