Cool and mostly cloudy Wednesday, rather murky in places
Mostly cloudy, with some low cloud and mist, but bright, perhaps sunny start in east and northeast. Low cloud lifting in morning but widespread low cloud developing in afternoon, with mist and patchy drizzle. Brisk east or southeasterly winds. Maximum temperature 13 °C.
Cloudy and murky, with drizzle and fog in places. Showery rain spreading northwards in evening, perhaps heavy over the hills and in northeast later. Brisk southeast winds easing a little Minimum temperature 6 °C.
Becoming drier as rain clears in morning, with bright or sunny spells developing, but also a few showers. Showery rain spreading from south in afternoon and becoming murky in east. Maximum temperature 15 °C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Perhaps some rain early Friday then bright 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.