The weekend sees high pressure close to the west of the country slowly drifting eastwards across the country, eventually cutting off the cooler northerly flow that has developed over the last day or so. This means plenty of settled weather is on the cards throughout the weekend with even the showers in the east easing.
After a chilly start this morning with a touch of ground frost in some rural spots, it will be a fine and dry day today with plenty of sunshine for much of Britain and Ireland. However, we still have a keen northerly breeze blowing towards the east and those winds will be bringing more cloud with showers continuing to feed down North Sea coasts, some of the showers quite heavy. However, we are expecting those showers to gradually become lighter and less frequent by this afternoon across eastern counties of England, although northeast Scotland and the Northern Isles will remain showery.
Maximum temperatures today will range from 11°C to 14°C in the north and 15°C to 18°C in the south, feeling cooler in the brisk winds towards the north and east.
That northerly wind will keep the showers going across northern Scotland tonight but for most places it will be a dry night night 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 day again tomorrow but there will continue to be a risk of a few showers affecting windward coasts.