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Chilly start to the day with dry and sunny spells later

Top temperatures will reach 16 Celsius (61F). Credit: Met Office

It is a chilly but bright start to the day for northern parts. Meanwhile central and southern England, Wales and Northern Ireland start cold and rather cloudy.

It will be a fine day across the north and east of the country with plenty of sunny spells. As for the rest of the UK, the cloud from this morning will gradually melt away to leave a dry and bright afternoon with some sunny spells at times.

Feeling pleasant in any sunshine, combined with the light winds, giving a top temperature of 16 Celsius (61F).


Warm sunshine in eastern England, showers elsewhere

England and Wales will see sunshine in most areas, rain and cloudy skies for Scotland and Northern Ireland. Credit: Met Office

In Scotland and Northern Ireland there will be cloudy skies and outbreaks of rain for today, although during the evening skies could clear in some areas.

Across England and Wales though, most areas will see some sunshine at times through the day, with the best of the sunshine in the south-east.

For the south-west and Wales, skies will be cloudy for longer periods with heavy showers at times.

During the evening, there will be some heavy showers moving into England and Wales for a time, which will continue into northern England and Northern Ireland overnight, reaching Scotland by the morning tomorrow.

Top temperatures of 18 Celsius (64 F).

Showers move northwest, bright skies in the south

Showers move north-west with bright skies for most of the day in the south-east Credit: Met Office

A band of rain across England and Wales will move north-westwards today, with heavy outbreaks expected over the hills in particular.

Scotland will see a mostly fine and bright day, perhaps with an odd shower or two in the northwest.

The brightest skies in the southeast will move northwards through the day, with rain arriving in the southeast later.

Top temperature 16 Celsius (61 F).

Dry and cloudy for most with some sunny spells

Sunny spells in the south and east with temperatures reaching 14 Celsius. Credit: Met Office

It will be dry and mostly cloudy for many today.

However, there will be some bright or sunny spells, particularly across the south and east, where it should feel quite pleasant, with temperatures reaching highs of 14 Celsius (57 F).

Meanwhile, cloud and rain will spread eastwards across parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland, followed by sunny spells and a few showers.


Person found clinging to tree in floods after trying to rescue horse

The floods in Cumbria Credit: PA

A member of the public was found clinging to a tree after they had tried to reach a horse stranded in a flooded field.

The person was swept away by the flood water when they tried to reach the stranded animal in Northumberland.

The person was rescued by the fire service but

The RSPCA had to call off their attempts to rescue the creature because of the strength of the flood.

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