It's dry and it's reasonably bright at the moment and we need to make the most of it.
Over the next few days the weather will be very unsettled and we're going to be treated to heavy rain and strong winds at times. Much as I hate to say it, the weekend's not looking good either.
Today's strong winds are a hint of what lies in store for overnight tonight. We'll need to batten down the hatches as the clouds gather, the rain sweeps in from the west and the winds pick up even more, becoming gale force in some areas.
Tomorrow things calm down quite nicely as the rain moves away, the winds drop and we return to drier, brighter conditions.
This is all in stark contrast to the prospects for Saturday which will see the weather turning wet amd windy yet again.