Heavy rain expected to hit the UK this weekend

Heavy rain is forecast across the UK this weekend. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Heavy showers are expected to strike most parts of the UK today, mainly in northern and western parts, but clear spells are also forecast.

The south-east of England may escape rain and remain clear and dry.

Temperatures are expected to be cold and windy.

On Sunday, early rain in north-east Scotland will ease to leave a day of sunshine and showers across the UK.

The showers will be mostly in western parts, these then giving way to more persistent rain in the south-west later - becoming less windy through the day.