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Britain set for sunshine once cloud clears

Heavy, blustery showers are going to affect northeastern parts of Scotland this morning, but will become confined to the far northeast this afternoon.

There will be highs of 21C in the south. Credit: Met Office

The rest of Scotland is set to be rather cloudy with some bright spells.

Other parts of the UK should see a good amount of sunshine once the cloud in the south clears.

Most places will stay dry, although the odd showery outbreak cannot be ruled out, most likely over Northern Ireland and perhaps East Anglia.

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Showers in Midlands and Scotland while dry in South

The rain across central areas will become more showery as it edges southeastwards.

There will be highs of 22C in the south-east. Credit: Met Office

Most of the South should stay dry with warm with sunny spells developing, although it is likely to stay rather cloudy in the east.

It will be cooler in the north with sunny spells and some scattered showers for Scotland.

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A dull start for England and Wales, but turning brighter

It will be a dull start for England and Wales with occasional rain and drizzle.

Brighter conditions will spread from the northwest, though some southeastern parts remaining murky with perhaps the odd sharp shower.

Today is a generally bright picture, with some rain in southern areas. Credit: Ian West/PA Archive/Press Association Images

It will turn breezier in the far northwest with a few showers.

Tonight there is a chance of further drizzle, low cloud and increasing amounts of hill fog in southeastern areas, otherwise it should be fine with fog patches in prone rural spots and chilly in the north and west.

Mostly fine before cloud and rain arrives

It will be a mostly fine day for many with light winds and sunny spells which will make it feel quite warm at times.

There will be highs of 20C in the south. Credit: Met Office

Cloud and rain will spread into the north-west later, bringing freshening winds.

Tonight will see occasional rain and drizzle with extensive low cloud and hill fog will continue to spread south and east to most parts.

Clearer and drier conditions will follow into the northwest.

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