UK weather: Sunshine and showers with risk of thunderstorms

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Today:

Sunny spells, but showers in the north and west at first, some heavy and slow moving, then developing elsewhere through the day. Risk of isolated thunderstorms and hail, particularly in southern and central parts later.

Tonight:

Areas of heavy showers over central England moving into parts of northeast England, else clear intervals and a few showers in the south and west.

Friday:

Another day of sunshine and showers, although some more persistent rain possible in northeast Scotland in the morning, then over Northern Ireland later.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

An unsettled weekend of sunny spells and scattered showers, occasionally heavy, mainly in the north and west. More settled from Monday with any rain becoming confined to the northwest.