UK weather: Showers then rain, but mainly dry in the east of England

Many parts of the UK have fine weather for a time, particularly the east. Showers easing away in the north and rain returning to western parts by lunchtime.

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Weather forecast:

Today:

Showers easing away northeastwards with many parts fine for a time, particularly the east. Rain returning to western parts by lunchtime then gradually moving eastwards. Becoming milder in southwest.

Tonight:

Band of rain clearing eastwards followed by scattered blustery showers. These most frequent in north and west with a risk of hail and thunder.

Friday:

Sunny spells and scattered showers, though some eastern areas probably staying dry. Showers heavy at times and most frequent in north and west with a risk of hail and thunder.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Dry and frosty start to Saturday, but becoming wetter and milder from the west. Further rain and strong winds at times on Sunday and Monday.