Showers or longer spells of rain, sometimes heavy.
Cloudy with spells of rain this morning, sometimes heavy. Breezy and brighter conditions with showers will follow, these showers sometimes heavy, possibly with hail and thunder and accompanied by gusty winds. Temperatures slightly lower than Wednesday, but still above average. Maximum temperature 18 °C.
Scattered showers, some possibly heavy and thundery, will die away to leave long clear spells. As the wind eases a little patchy fog may form later in the night. Minimum temperature 5 °C.
Sunny spells for the morning with scattered heavy, and perhaps thundery, showers developing. Through the afternoon these are replaced by cloudy conditions, and generally light showers. Temperatures still above average. Maximum temperature 17 °C.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday:
Saturday becoming very windy, with showers or longer spells of rain, and feeling cold. Sunday and Monday lighter winds, less cold and largely dry with some bright or sunny spells.
UK long range weather forecast
Tuesday looks like being dry and bright for most, with temperatures a little above average, though there is a risk of rain in Northern Ireland. A pattern of generally dry weather looks likely to continue for the first few days of May and into the bank holiday weekend. Day time temperatures may well become relatively warm and springlike, though less warm than we had last week. Reduced cloud amounts at night mean that night time temperatures may be fairly cold, with some fog patches, and even some late frost in susceptible parts of the north. The dry situation with light winds is uncertain though and there remains a chance of spells of wet, windy and cooler weather at times, especially in the north and west.
There are indications that fine and dry weather will dominate in this period, with temperatures perhaps above the seasonal average. The highest temperatures are most likely in the south and southeast. This dry scenario with light winds is far from certain though and there are likely to be spells of wet, windy and cooler weather at times, particularly in the north and west.