Today: The day should be dry across the region with some warm sunny spells, especially in the east. However sunshine will become hazier through the afternoon as cloud thickens more generally in the west by evening. Maximum temperature 21 deg C (70 deg F).
Tonight: Outbreaks of rain will spread east into the west of the region overnight with some heavier bursts developing. However, much of East Anglia should stay dry with some clear spells. Minimum temperature 13 deg C (55 deg F).
Monday: Rain across the west of the region will die out during the morning, with all parts then generally dry and warm with some bright spells, especially in the east. Maximum temperature 19 deg C (66 deg F).
Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday: Sunny intervals and the odd shower Tuesday and Wednesday after some early mist or fog patches. Wind and rain on Thursday clearing from the west to bright or sunny spells.
Rain clearing quickly tonight but a few showers in places. Mainly dry tomorrow and quite cloudy although bright spells in places.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for strong winds on Saturday which could cause damage, disruption and power cuts.
Storm Ophelia may be battering the western side of the British Isles but in the East it has brought October warmth and a red sky and sun.