UK Weather: Very mild and unsettled, turning colder from the north Wednesday

Rain heavy in places, particularly later in the west. Best of the dry weather in the east

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Today:

Very mild with rain at times for many northern and western parts. Rain heavy in places, particularly later in the west. Best of the dry weather in the east, with some sunshine for the southeast during the afternoon. Fairly windy.

Tonight:

Rain moving north and east for many, persisting across the far north where windy. Heavy showers with some hail and thunder possible in the southwest later. Cooler for many.

Wednesday:

Mostly dry for Northern Ireland and south and east Scotland. Mix of rain and showers for many others with some strong, gusty winds. Much cooler than Tuesday.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Noticeably colder on Thursday, especially in strong winds, bright with showers, wintry in the north. Turning drier and less windy into Friday but becoming wet and windy on Saturday.