Bright in the west on Wednesday, cloudier in the east.
Dry with some sunshine, especially across the Western Isles and the southwest, but more cloud in east and cloudier in the afternoon. Some patchy drizzle developing in east and becoming murky over Caithness and the Black Isle. Gusty southeasterly winds. Maximum temperature 19 °C.
Some late bright or sunny spells in west, otherwise cloudy with low cloud and murk in places, especially east. Patchy rain developing, perhaps some heavier rain over the Hebrides. Breezy. Minimum temperature 9 °C.
Cloudy start with patchy rain. Becoming drier and brighter in morning with sunny spells developing, but a spell of heavier rain over Caithness. Showers developing in the afternoon. Less windy. Maximum temperature 17 °C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Unsettled and often cloudy with occasionally heavy rain or showers, though some drier and brighter spells, but more especially early and late in the day. Cool but less breezy.
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.