1. ITV Report

Heavy and persistent rain spreading southwards

Heavy and persistent rain, accompanied by some strong winds across northern England and Wales, will steadily spread southwards today.

Rain will slowly turn lighter and winds will ease across the rest of England, whilst brighter skies will follow on across the north and west with a scattering of heavy showers.

With a few brighter glimmers in the southeast, temperatures will be fairly mild with a top temperature of 17 Celsius (63 F).