Friday is dawning on a rather chilly note for many parts of the country with temperatures widely in single figures this morning so it's really starting to feel a bit more like autumn. The reason for the colder feel is northerly winds and these winds will become quite blustery towards the east in particular.
For most places it will be a fine and dry day with plenty of sunshine and probably sunnier than yesterday was. However, those winds will be bringing more cloud to the north and east of the UK and showers will be running down the North Sea, affecting eastern parts of Scotland and England throughout the day here they may be heavy at times, perhaps bringing some hail and thunder. Some showers will also affect western parts of Wales and Cornwall for a time but these will tend to ease later.
It will be a colder day for many with top temperatures ranging from a chilly 11°C or 12°C in the north to 17°C or 18°C in the south, but if you can get out of the wind and in the sunshine it will still feel quite reasonable.
That northerly wind will keep the showers going down the east coast tonight but this will help hold temperatures up. Elsewhere and it will turn chilly under clearer skies and with lighter winds as temperatures drop into the low single figures and low enough for some frost in rural spots. This does mean a mostly fine and dry start to the weekend for most places but eastern coasts will keep hold of the wind and further showers.