Weather: Becoming hotter early this week, especially England and Wales

Cloudier over western Scotland and parts of Northern Ireland

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Today:

Early cloud thinning and breaking to leave most areas warm and dry with sunny spells. Cloudier over western Scotland and parts of Northern Ireland where spells of rain developing this afternoon.

Tonight:

Early evening cloud and outbreaks of rain over western Scotland and Northern Ireland spreading eastwards into the rest of Scotland and northern England. Further south, dry with clear spells.

Monday:

Much of Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland rather cloudy with showery rain in places, perhaps more especially Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Further south, dry with warm sunny periods.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Very warm with sunny spells Tuesday. Similar Wednesday, but with some heavy showers spreading to southwestern areas. Showers becoming more widespread Thursday, locally heavy in the northwest.