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Dry conditions across most of England and Wales

A dry day is expected across most of England and Wales today Credit: Met Office

A dry day is expected across most of England and Wales today, with warm sunny spells set for the south and east, giving a top temperature of 21C (70F).

However, outbreaks of rain will continue in the far northwest and across Northern Ireland. Winds will strengthen in the west, with the rain edging slowly southeastwards later.

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Weather: Bright spells in the southeast

The mist and fog over parts of England and Wales will clear this morning Credit: Met Office

Mist and fog over parts of England and Wales will clear this morning, while rain over Scotland and the north of England will gradually head northwards, leaving most places rather cloudy and mild.

Temperatures will rise to a maximum of 19 Celsius in the southeast, where a few brighter spells develop.

However, patchy rain will continue in some western parts throughout the day.

Sunny in the north, grey and damp in the south

There will be a notable difference between the weather in the north and the south today. Credit: Met Office

There will be a notable difference between the weather in the north and the south today.

After a crisp and locally frosty start, northern areas will see a bright and sunny, but chilly day, while most southern places will remain cool, grey and damp throughout.

The exception is likely to be the far south of England where slightly warmer air will hold temperatures up at 16 Celsius or so, and there could be some late afternoon brightness.

Elsewhere though, with thicker cloud, hill fog and occasional heavy rain, temperatures will peak at nearer 11 degrees.

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Amber rain warning in Scotland, highs of 20C in south east

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Heavy rain and strong winds will continue across western and northwestern Scotland.

Some parts of Highland Scotland saw more than 100mm of rain during the weekend and another 100mm is expected over the same higher ground during the next 24 hours.

A Met Office amber warning for rain is in force. Be prepared for disruption due to localised flooding.

Mostly dry elsewhere although cloud and patchy drizzle across the rest of Scotland, Northern Ireland and western parts of England and Wales.

Sunshine will develop in the southeast of England and it will be very mild. Highs of 20C in London and Cambridge.

Mid to high teens elsewhere throughout the country.

Weather: Heavy rain in north west Scotland

Heavy rain will continue across the north west of Scotland Credit: ITV

Heavy rain will continue across the north west of Scotland throughout today and an amber warning has been issued by the Met Office.

It will be very windy across the north of Scotland too, with gales or severe gales and highs seas, and the combination of the wind and rain may lead to some local disruption and flooding.

Many other places will be dry with some bright or sunny spells, especially in the east and south east of England.

The cloud will be thick enough over some western areas of England and Wales as well as Northern Ireland to bring some drizzle at times. Top temperature 17 Celsius (63F).

Weather: Mostly dry with some bright spells

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Blustery showers will continue to pile into northern and western Scotland as well as Northern Ireland with the risk of gales for exposed coastal areas and strong gusts near any showers.

Elsewhere, it will be mostly dry with some bright spells at times.

However, there will be plenty of cloud about, especially in western parts of England and Wales, where it will be thick enough to give a few spots of rain at times. Temperatures will reach 16 Celsius in London.

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