Milder south-westerly winds are now affecting much of the UK, these winds bringing some very wet and windy weather to parts of western Scotland during the next few days with some spots here potentially seeing over 5 inches of rain before the weekend is over, but elsewhere there will be plenty of dry weather around with some sunny spells at times whilst temperatures will be much milder than of late.
To start with this morning there is a lot of cloud around across much of the UK, the thickest of this cloud towards northern and western parts of Scotland where outbreaks of rain are falling, some of this rain heavy and persistent, especially over the west-facing hills and mountains of western Scotland. Further rain can be expected throughout today here, and whilst it may ease for a time around the middle of the day, further heavy and persistent rain will develop this afternoon. Meanhwile for much of the rest of the UK there will be a lot of cloud around, but there will be some bright and sunny spells developing, the best of these towards southeast England, and eastern parts of Scotland, and in these areas it will turn mild with temperatures reaching 13°C. In fact it will be a fairly mild day for many with maximums widely between 10°C and 12°C, but it will become rather windy with gales developing across the northwest.
The rain continues in the northwest tonight, spreading further south into southwest Scotland and Northern Ireland, but for much of the rest of the country it will be a mostly cloudy but dry night. A few clearer spells may develop across southern and south-eastern England but generally the wind and cloud will lead to a mild night with minimums of 5°C to 8°C. Looking ahead to tomorrow and it will be a degree or so milder again in many places despite there being a lot of cloud around but some bright or sunny spells can be expected, the best of these towards the south and east. It will remain very wet and windy in the northwest with those rainfall totals really building up over western Scotland.