Some changes in the weather across the UK and Ireland during the next day or two as a cold front sinks slowly south-eastwards eventually introducing cooler ir down from the north for the weekend. However, it may be Sunday before that front finally clears the far south-eastern corner of England.
For this morning that cold front is bringing cloud and rain to many parts of Scotland along with Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, the rain having turned increasingly heavy and persistent during the last few hours. That rain will slowly sink south-eastwards today, reaching northern and western parts of England along with much of Wales by later this afternoon, allowing drier and brighter conditions to follow on into the northwest.
Meanwhile, for the rest of England and east Wales it will be a mostly dry, bright and warm day once any early mist, fog and low cloud clears and although there will be some cloud around most places will stay dry.
Maximum temperatures today will range from 15°C to 17°C in the northwest to a warmer 18°C to 21°C in the south and east so not too bad for the second half of September.
That band of cloud and rain will continue to track across England and Wales tonight, the rain tending to become more showery in nature but the cloud will help hold temperatures up. Meanwhile, clearer and cooler conditions will move into much of the north and west and this heralds a mostly dry and bright day tomorrow although showers will affect the far northwest. That front will be reluctant to clear the southeast though with showery bursts of rain here potentially turning heavy and prolonged at times.