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Weather: Mix of sunshine and showers on Wednesday

It will be a fine, though breezy start for many central and eastern parts of the UK with sunny spells.

Temperatures could reach 23C. Credit: Met Office

However, showery rain - mainly across Northern Ireland at first - will gradually spread northeastwards into Scotland.

Cloud will also increase to bring scattered showery outbreaks across England and Wales during the day.

It will stay breezy, with a high of 23 Celsius (73F) expected.

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Tube strike: Commuters set for more disruption

Workers are braced for travel disruption today as another strike by London Underground workers gets underway.

People have been advised to travel home earlier ahead of the 6.30pm walkout. Credit: PA Wire

Members of four unions will walk out from 6.30pm and there will be no service on Thursday, leaving the network crippled until Friday morning.

Transport for London (TfL) said extra bus and river services will be laid on during thestrike, but warned that all public transport and roads will be busier than usual.

Workers are in dispute over pay and conditions for the new all-night service due to start in September.

It is the second time in a month the system has ground to a halt after a 24-walkout on July 8-9.

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