Weather: Improving by the weekend

Cloudy, dull and damp through central Britain today.

Elsewhere a chance of brighter skies developing but also heavy, lengthy showers cropping up with intense downpours producing rumbles of thunder.

Generally a cool feel for late May - especially along North Sea coasts in the chilly breeze. Further south, it will be warmer than of late but muggy.

By Saturday it will be drier and brighter for most of us.