Although some areas will see some bright and warm weather again today the main theme is for increasingly changeable conditions to develop as we go through the next few days with showers or longer spells of rain developing, and as colder air seeps down from the north there will even be some snowfall over northern hills and mountains.
Many parts will dawn dry and bright this morning with a fair amount of sunshine around once any early mist, fog and low cloud clear. However there continues to be a lot of cloud across northern parts of Scotland bringing some patchy rain and drizzle here, whilst cloud is also increasing towards southwest England and Wales. This cloud will gradually edge further north and east today whilst the cloud and patchy rain over northern Scotland slips slowly south meaning that the sunshine will become increasingly confined to eastern and then south-eastern parts of England by this afternoon. At the same time showery outbreaks of rain will start to move in across southwest England, Wales and Northern Ireland, with a few showers also breaking out ahead of this main band but many eastern districts will probably stay dry until after dark. In the sunshine towards the east and southeast it will be quite warm again with top temperatures of 18°C to 21°C, but it will be a touch cooler towards the north and west.
Tonight sees the cloud and showery rain continuing to spread north and east, the rain tending to become confined to parts of Northern Ireland, central and southern Scotland where it may become quite persistent at times. To the north it will be cold with scattered showers, wintry in places, and a risk of some frost whilst to the south it will stay mild with temperatures staying in double figures and there will be a continued risk of some showers at times. Looking ahead to tomorrow and although southeast England may see mainly dry conditions with some sunny spells and temperatures close to or just above normal, most other parts will be cooler and cloudier with showers or longer spells of rain developing.