Weather: Warm sunshine and showers

A beautifully bright start for most with clear skies but showers will get going in the west - becoming widespread this afternoon and cropping up almost anywhere.

Some will be intense, prolonged and thundery but where it escapes dry there'll be some occasional sunshine, albeit hazy. Feeling cool and breezy where the downpours develop, but pleasant in the sunshine.

Southern England and the Channel Islands will get away with a drier day and will feel very warm in the sunshine with highs of 25C.