A fresh but bright start to Wednesday for many northern and western regions of Britain and Ireland as the area of low pressure that has brought about a change to cooler conditions pulls away to the east today. A ridge of high pressure is building in behind so for much of Scotland, northern England, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and north Wales it will be a fine day with sunny spells and just the odd very isolated shower.
Meanwhile, for central, southern and south-eastern regions there is far more in the way of cloud around and we still have the legacy of yesterday's showers and thunderstorms bringing a rather damp start to the day, especially across parts of the Midlands and south Wales. Further heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely in these regions today, again not everyone seeing them, but where they do occur they could bring some torrential downpours and localised flash flooding before tending to pull away to the southeast later on.
Cooler air is spreading down from the north, as reflected in today's top temperatures which will range from 13°C to 16°C across the north of the UK, 17°C to 20°C across more central regions and 21°C to 24°C in the south with a northerly breeze helping bring that fresher feel.
Showers in the south and southeast will die out tonight and many areas will become dry with clear spells developing which will allow for a cooler and fresher night compared to recently. However, thickening cloud and rain will be gathering to the west and northwest and this will be pushing eastwards tomorrow although many eastern and southern regions of England will remain dry and bright with pleasantly warm temperatures.