UK weather: Rain or showers for most across Britain

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Today:

Outbreaks of rain across northern Scotland. Elsewhere, a mixture of sunny spells and blustery showers, some heavy with a risk of hail and thunder. Gales around some coasts.

Tonight:

Rain or showers across Scotland moving southwards, turning to snow on hills. Clear spells central parts, with rain for a time in southern England. Windy with coastal gales.

Thursday:

Sunny spells and wintry showers across many parts of the UK; showers heavy at times and most frequent in north. Cloudier in far south at first with outbreaks of rain.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Wintry showers across central and northern areas on Friday, perhaps some rain into southernmost counties for a time. Most places dry on Saturday but turning wetter and milder on Sunday