UK weather: Scattered thundery showers central and western areas, some sunshine

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Today:

Rain across Northern Ireland, southern Scotland, northern England and Wales easing to be replaced by heavy showers across central and western parts. Sunshine between, best in the northwest and southeast. Cool and cloudy near some North Sea coasts otherwise warm.

Heavy showers are expected across central and western parts.
Heavy showers are expected across central and western parts.

Tonight:

Showers, perhaps heavy, continuing across the southwest and perhaps extending to other southern counties by morning. Elsewhere becoming dry with clear spells although remaining cloudy near North Sea coasts.

Thundery and showery conditions can be expected in some areas.
Thundery and showery conditions can be expected in some areas.

Saturday:

Further thundery showers likely to affect parts of the south. Elsewhere sunny spells and becoming rather warm away from eastern coasts which will remain cool and rather cloudy at times.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Showers, sometimes heavy in the south, spreading north across England and Wales Sunday. Fine with sunny periods elsewhere; warm in northwest Scotland in particular. Showers with sunny spells next week.