A deepening area of low pressure will be tracking east/northeast close to or over northern Britain during the next couple of days bringing with it some very wet weather in places along with some strong and blustery winds on its southern flank.
The warm front associated with that low is already making inroads this morning bringing a dull and wet start to the day across much of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales, northern England and southern Scotland. Outbreaks of rain and drizzle will continue on and off for much of the day in these areas, the heaviest and most persistent of the rain falling across higher parts of Wales and northwest England where totals will mount up.
Elsewhere and the rain will tend to ease during the day with southern counties of England and Wales tending to brighten up as we go through the afternoon. The driest and sunniest conditions are likely to be reserved for more northern parts of Scotland although the odd shower is still possible.
Temperatures today will range from 14°C to 17°C in the north and 18°C to 21°C towards the south, but not feeling as warm thanks to the strengthening winds which will become quite blustery, especially in exposed spots.
A wet night follows for much of the north and west with some heavy and persistent rain developing but it will be drier towards the south and east. That wet and windy weather then pushes eastwards tomorrow with brighter, more showery conditions following on from the west.
METEOROLOGIST : BARBER