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Drying out overnight!

Tonight: Cloudy through the evening with outbreaks of rain, especially in the south. This will gradually ease away overnight, with most places becoming dry by dawn with clear spells developing. Minimum Temperature 11 °C.

Thursday: Early cloud will thin and break through the morning to leave a mainly dry day, with long sunny spells. Becoming very warm and feeling increasingly humid. Maximum Temperature 26 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday: Staying very warm and humid on Friday with an increasing risk of heavy, thundery downpours, particularly on Saturday. Further showers Sunday, less widespread than Saturday.

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Weather: rain with very strong winds.

There'll be steadily strengthening winds and patchy rain throughout the day. The rain will turn more persistent and much heavier towards evening with associated gales, severe along some coasts. Feeling milder, despite the wind and rain. Maximum temperature 12 deg C (54 deg F).

It'll stay windy tonight with the rain quickly clearing to the east. Blustery showers will follow and it will turn colder with showers becoming wintry. Snow is likely over high ground by morning. Minimum temperature 3 deg C (37 deg F).

Thursday will be a breezy day with sunshine and showers. The showers will be wintry and more frequent in the west, with snow likely over higher ground. Feeling colder than recently. Maximum temperature 8 deg C (46 deg F).

Weather: largely dry with sunny spells.

After a chilly start, most fog patches should clear to leave a dry day with sunny spells, although some low cloud may be slow to clear, especially in the east. It will be a little colder despite mostly light winds. Maximum temperature 9 deg C (48 deg F).

Tonight there'll be a dry and partly clear start with patchy frost and fog, but it will turn breezier. Cloud will thicken and rain will reach western areas by dawn. Minimum temperature 1 deg C (34 deg F).

On Wednesday winds will continue to strengthen with gales in places. Patchy rain throughout the day will turn more persistent and much heavier later. Milder, despite the rain. Maximum temperature 11 deg C (52 deg F).