A brighter end to the week for many parts of the country as a cold front clears south-eastwards introducing a cooler air mass from the north. However, that front will be slow-moving close to the southeast for the next 24 hours or so meaning that it will be cloudier here with some rain at times.
For this morning it is a cool and bright start to the day for much of the UK and Ireland with plenty of sunshine around but that cold front is still bringing a fair amount of cloud towards south-eastern parts of England and East Anglia with some patchy rain and drizzle. For Sussex and Kent it is likely to remain mostly cloudy throughout the day with the risk of some more persistent rain for a time but it should brighten up across East Anglia. Otherwise for most places it will be a day with some good sunny spells, but showers will affect parts of Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland, some of these locally quite heavy.
Maximum temperatures today will range from 14°C or 15°C in the north to 17°C or 18°C in the south so a touch down on recent days, particularly towards the south and east.
Showers will tend to become confined to windward coasts tonight with many areas turning dry and rather chilly. However, that front will be reluctant to clear the far southeast of England so there's a risk of some further rain at times here. This risk continues into tomorrow otherwise for most places a ridge of high pressure will bring a mainly dry and bright day with just the odd shower.