A cooler and fresher start to the day across many southern and eastern regions of the UK compared to recent days as the cold front that brought yesterday's rain and scattered thunderstorms cleared away to the east to leave a drier and clearer night with a cooler air mass moving in.
There will be plenty of sunshine around though and for most places Friday will be fine and dry with spells of sunshine and variable amounts of cloud. Cloud amounts are greater out towards the west though and here showers having been pushing in overnight so for for parts of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales and southwest England there is some rain around this morning. This showery rain will slowly edge a little further north and east today into southern and eastern parts of Scotland and northwest England, but will tend to break up as it does so. Top temperatures today will range from the mid-high teens in the north and west to the low twenties further towards the south and east, perhaps as high as 24°C or 25°C in the London region.
Those showers may continue into this evening but will tend to die out overnight and clearing skies will allow those temperatures to drop back, especially in the north and west where single figure minimums are likely. The weekend is then looking set fair for many places with plenty of dry and bright weather around and temperatures close to normal but the odd scattered shower could pop up just about anywhere.