Weather: Heavy rain and showers across UK
Weather remains unsettled, with rain and dry spells.
Heavy rain mostly clearing but persisting across parts of eastern Scotland and northern England. Gales on English Channel coasts easing. Otherwise, a day of sunny spells and showers, the heaviest of these across northeast England.
Rain persisting over northern and eastern Scotland whilst showery rain affects some other areas. Some drier, clearer spells, especially across eastern England.
Rain across northern Scotland easing. Low cloud breaking elsewhere to leave a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers, some heavy with a risk of thunder, especially in the east.
Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:
A mixture of sunny spells and showers. Showers lighter and less widespread than on Wednesday, although turning heavier once again on Saturday. Rain will affect the south on Saturday.