UK weather: Wednesday rather windy and cloudy, some showery rain in places

A closer look at today's weather...

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Today:

Cloud and rain in the west moving eastwards, although becoming more showery by afternoon, with some eastern areas remaining dry. Brighter weather with scattered showers following, parts of north and west Scotland seeing some heavy showers. Quite windy.

Areas of the UK are set to become more showery by the afternoon.
Areas of the UK are set to become more showery by the afternoon.

Tonight:

Showers continuing across northern Scotland. Elsewhere clearer at first but further cloud and rain pushing from Northern Ireland into southwest Scotland, northern England and north Wales. Breezy. Mild in south.

Parts of northern Scotland will experience rainfall.
Parts of northern Scotland will experience rainfall.

Thursday:

Showery rain sinks slowly south across England and Wales but parts of southern England brighter and warmer. Sunnier skies follow the rain, but heavy, perhaps thundery, showers in northern Scotland.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Showers across the north will ease on Friday then the weekend mostly dry with some sunshine. A few light showers may affect the east on Sunday. Temperatures close to average.