The ridge of high pressure that gave many regions a reasonable day yesterday is now being pushed away by the next Atlantic frontal system heading in from the west in association with a deep Atlantic low that's sitting to the northwest.
Although many parts of East Anglia and southeast England are starting dry with some sunny spells this morning, for much of the country it is a cloudy start to the day with outbreaks of rain and drizzle pushing northwards. That rain will turn heavier and more persistent across much of Ireland and Wales this morning before making its way up into Northern Ireland and Scotland this afternoon. The far north of Scotland may well stay drier, and the brighter conditions towards southeast England will tend to extend across much of England and Wales during this afternoon. It will be feeling rather warm in the brighter areas despite the strengthening southerly winds, top temperatures of 20°C or 21°C for England and Wales, but values in the north and west will be nearer the mid teens and feeling cooler in the wind and rain.
That wet and windy weather continues to track north and east this evening and tonight, weakening as it pushes across England. Clearer conditions with scattered showers follow into the west and this sets the scene for the start of the new working week with a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers, the showers heaviest and most frequent towards the west and northwest where it will also be windy.
METEOROLOGIST : BARBER