NEW YEAR'S EVE:
Scattered showers initially, before rain quickly arrives.
The rain, sometimes heavy, will clear away eastwards this afternoon.
Breezy and brighter conditions will follow, along with a few showers later.
Maximum temperature 10 C (50 deg F).
NEW YEAR'S EVE NIGHT:
Although some places will have a dry start to the New Year, many locations will start off wet with blustery winds as showers spread east, sometimes heavy with hail.
Minimum temperature 4 C (39 deg F).
NEW YEAR'S DAY:
Rain and strong winds will spread east through the morning, with gusts of 50 to 60 mph likely.
Heavy showers follow later.
Localised flooding possible.
Maximum temperature 11 C (52 deg F).
Thursday windy with sunshine and scattered showers, perhaps with hail and thunder.
Friday and Saturday showers or rain, and very windy on Friday.