Weather: Windy and rainy, with hail and thunder in northwest

An unsettled day ahead, with rain and wind in most areas of the UK.

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Today:

Rain clearing southeast England this morning. All parts then seeing sunny spells and blustery showers, these heaviest and most frequent in the northwest with hail and thunder, whilst southern and eastern parts become largely sunny later. Windy, with coastal gales.

Tonight:

Further showers across northern and western parts where it will remain windy. Southern and eastern areas mostly dry with clear spells.

Saturday:

Heavy rain moving quickly northeastwards across England and Wales, whilst further heavy showers affect Scotland and Northern Ireland. Windy, with coastal gales for many, perhaps even inland for some.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Rain clearing north on Sunday and winds easing. Sunny spells and showers following, heavy and frequent with hail and thunder. Rain and strong winds possibly affecting the south on Tuesday.