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After a cloudy start to the weekend cheering up this afternoon with brighter skies developing as clearer air seeps in from the continent.
Scotland and Northern Ireland and parts of the north-west will be prone to more cloud but to the east of high ground brighter breaks will develop.
Mild for the time of year - with possible 16 or 17 Celsius in the south.
There were no reports of bad weather in the path of the missing Malaysian Airlines plane. The Weather Channel said there were clear skies and no turbulence along the flight's route.
English strawberries have gone on sale in supermarkets after the very wet but mild winter helped them ripen early.
Waitrose confirmed it has native strawberries in selected stores in time for what is predicted to be the hottest day of the year tomorrow, with temperatures reaching 18C in some parts of Britain, a week earlier than last year.
There will be a slow start in the morning with cloudy skies.
Scotland and Northern Ireland will be very windy and wet and patchy rain will seep into the north-west of England and Wales before easing.
But in the afternoon it will cheer up with brighter skies developing. There will be plenty of sunshine for most, with many places staying mild.
Highs will reach 16c or 17c in the south. Elsewhere temperatures will remain above average for the time of year.
On Sunday, temperatures will possibly peak nearer 18c across the south-east making it warmer than some spots of the Mediterranean.
Blustery downpours for Scotland and Northern Ireland today with gusty winds.
Northern Ireland will be drying up leaving a better afternoon.
For the rest of us a fine and sunny end to the week. The south-east will gradually brighten up as cloud is nibbled away.
It'll remain mild away from the north-west with highs of 15c - 16c tomorrow and possibly 17c in places by Sunday.
Scotland and Northern Ireland will be windy with blustery, prolonged showers tomorrow keeping it cool and fresh feeling.
Elsewhere, early rain through the north and west through the commute to work will gradually ease and fizzle out - leaving brighter skies with sunshine.
The south-east will be prone to more cloud compared to the last few days - but staying very mild with temperatures of 14C or 15C in places.
The south and east will experience dry conditions tomorrow, but the north will stay dull and damp, with the rain steadiest and heaviest across Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Tomorrow will bring Spring-like sunshine in the south, and temperatures of about 13 or 14 degrees Celsius, but towards Friday blustery showers will sweep across the north as the drier and brighter weather stays in the south.
The north and west will be dull and damp tomorrow, with the rain steadiest across Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Southern and eastern regions will stay dry and the south east will experience the best of the brighter skies, along with Spring-like temperatures of 13 or 14 Celsius.
Other regions will stay mild for the time of year, even with occasional cloud and breezes.