Bright in the west, cloudier in the east, showers later.
Sunny spells in west in the morning and cloud thinning elsewhere to give some brighter spells. Becoming cloudier in afternoon and murky and drizzly in east, then showery, locally heavy rain spreading into the south towards evening. Brisk easterly winds. Maximum temperature 18 °C.
Cloudy and rather murky, with showery rain moving northwards, heavy in west. Becoming drier and clearer overnight, but patchy fog and a few showers. Easterly winds turning southeast and easing. Minimum temperature 7 °C.
Bright or sunny spells and a few showers at first. Cloudy with showery, sometimes heavy rain by the afternoon and becoming murky in places. Light southeast winds, fresher over coasts. Maximum temperature 15 °C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Unsettled, cool and mostly cloudy with heavy rain or showers at times. Some drier, brighter interludes, mainly in east, though rather murky at times, but generally dry until later 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.