Weather: Heavy showers and thunderstorms today, especially southern UK

Rain and thunderstorms forecast across the UK, particularly in Southern England and East Anglia.

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Today:

Unsettled for many with early cloud and rain giving to brighter spells and showers later. Southern England and East Anglia will see the most unsettled conditions with heavy showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, including some torrential downpours possible.

Tonight:

Evening showers, some heavy, especially over southern England and East Anglia, will gradually ease and fade overnight leaving clear spells and a few fog patches.

Tuesday:

A much more settled day than late with most areas dry with warm sunny spells and scattered showers inland. Cloudier in some North Sea coastal areas and northern Scotland.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Mostly dry with sunny spells, but cloudier at times with light rain in the far north and northwest. Generally light winds and becoming warmer, but cooler on some coasts.