Thunderstorms hit parts of south-eastern England overnight and some of these are still rumbling on this morning but these will tend to pull away to the east today as a frontal system swings through from the west bringing another band of rain with it. This sets us up for an unsettled week of weather with further showers or longer spells of rain to come along with some strong winds at times too.
It's a rather warm start out there with temperatures widely in the low-mid teens but fresher air will be pushing in from the west today in the wake of that frontal system. This system will bring a band of locally heavy rain eastwards today, that rain affecting Scotland, northwest England, Wales and the southwest this morning before pushing east to clear all but north-eastern parts of Scotland and the Northern Isles by the end of the afternoon.
Brighter skies will follow from the west so for most places it will be a bright and breezy afternoon with a mixture of sunny spells and showers, the showers heaviest and most frequent towards the west but they should move through quite readily thanks to the brisk westerly wind.
Maximum temperatures today will range from 13°C to 15°C in the north and west to highs of 18°C to 21°C towards southern and eastern parts of England but feeling cooler as those winds become quite blustery at times, especially around showers.
Showers will ease back towards western coasts tonight but all eyes will be on a developing low out over the Atlantic that is set to cross northern Britain during the next couple of days bringing a fair amount of rain with it along with some strong winds on its southern flank. Gales are likely around coasts and hills so it really will be starting to feel more like autumn.
METEOROLOGIST : BARBER