Dry but chilly on Boxing Day evening, though becoming cloudy and very windy later as rain approaches from the west. Outbreaks of rain affecting all parts of the region from late evening through the rest of the night. Southerly gales developing. Minimum temperature 3°C.
A wet, very windy morning, but brightening up from around midday, with some sunshine developing through the afternoon. Remaining windy with some squally showers in the west during the afternoon. Maximum temperature 10°C.
Winds could gust up to 60 mph along the East coast during the early hours of Friday and into Friday morning.
There is a Weather Warning in force for much of the country although not in the East of England. Check the Met Office website](http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/31618.aspx)[ for further updates.
Further rain could add to flooding problems in some areas as rivers are running high and the ground is saturated. Check the [Environment Agency website](http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/31618.aspx) for flood updates.
Below are a series of charts which show the Met Office computer forecast of the strength of the wind gusts every two hours from midnight at the start of Friday.
The maps are colour-coded:
- Green - gusts of 23-35 mph
- Yellow - gusts of 35-46 mph
- Orange - gusts of 46-58 mph
- Red - gusts of 58-69 mph
- Purple - gusts of 69-81 mph
Sunny spells, some showers, chilly breeze Saturday. A cold start Sunday, with bright spells and mainly dry, winds freshening later. Monday, cloudy with rain, clearing to showers later, remaining windy.