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).