Another fairly quiet day of weather across the UK today with a ridge of high pressure dominating, but later on an approaching Atlantic weather system will bring some very wet and windy weather into the northwest for tonight and Friday as an increasingly unsettled spell of weather begins to take hold.
To start with this morning it is fine and chilly in many areas with a touch of frost over rural locations in the north whilst a few patches of mist and fog have formed in places too. However for much of central, southern and south-eastern England there is more in the way of cloud still hanging around and here it's a mild start. For many places it will be a dry day with sunny spells for much of the time, however there will continue to be more in the way of cloud across southern and south-eastern England, the thickest of which could bring the odd shower. Later in the day cloud and wind will increase across western Scotland with outbreaks of rain developing across the Western Isles by this evening. Maximum temperatures will range from around 13°C or 14°C in the north and west to a pleasant 19°C to 21°C towards the south and east of England, whilst winds will be light to moderate south-westerlies for most but becoming strong over the west of Scotland.
Many places will be dry and cool tonight with clear spells, but across north-western parts of both Scotland and Northern Ireland it will become increasingly wet and windy. Further north and west and many areas will see a much colder night with clear skies and a touch of frost forming in rural spots. Looking ahead to tomorrow and many parts of England and Wales will see another dry day with sunny spells, although cloud will increase across northern and western regions. Meanwhile outbreaks of rain will affect much of Scotland and Northern Ireland, the rain becoming heavy and persistent and accompanied by strong winds.