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Weather: Turning cooler as cold front sweeps in

Fine day for most with sunny spells. Cloud and outbreaks of rain arriving from the northwest.

High pressure will continue to keep the weather largely fine through today with the best spells of sunshine across the south of Britain. A cold front is currently moving in across the North West bringing cloud and outbreaks of rain to Scotland and N. Ireland. Temperatures are cooler with a high of 19C expected in South East England.

A chilly night ahead

With clear skies tonight, it will be a chilly night with a grass frost likely in some rural areas. Whilst this isn't unusual for this time of year, it is by contrast to the very mild nights we have seen of late.

Looking ahead at weather patterns for the week ahead, tomorrow is going to be a fine day for most, dry with sunny spells and light winds.

Thicker cloud will build across the far northwest however, with rain arriving into northwest Scotland and Northern Ireland later in the day.

Beyond that it turns increasingly unsettled from the northwest, although southern and eastern counties of England stay mostly dry.


A fine and settled day, dry for most

By Manali Lukha, ITV Weather presenter.

It's a fine day ahead, mostly dry with some spells of sunshine.

The far northwest of Scotland is seeing a bit more cloud, however, and there is the chance of a few light showers across eastern counties this afternoon, with an onshore breeze affecting North Sea coasts.

With clear skies tonight, it will be a chilly night ahead with a grass frost likely in some rural areas. Whilst this isn't unusual for this time of year, it is by contrast to the very mild nights we have seen of late.

Anglia weather: clear periods, cloudier near coast

Earlier flooding at Witham railway station- rain now dying out Credit: Pete Wilson

Saturday evening: Showers slowly dying out overnight with clear spells developing. Possibly one or two showers near coasts. Some mist patches will reform. Breezy near coasts, winds lighter inland. Minimum temperature 10 deg C (50F).

Sunday: Mainly dry on Sunday with some good sunny spells. One or two light showers are possible near coasts. Much fresher than of late in the northerly breeze. Maximum temperature 19 deg C (66 deg F).

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday: Dry on Monday and Tuesday with some sunshine and light winds. Feeling fresher with chilly nights. A little more cloud on Wednesday perhaps with the odd shower.

Risk of further heavy, thundery downpours

By Amanda Houston, ITV Weather presenter.

Further heavy thunderstorms are expected in southern areas this afternoon, with the risk of localised flooding.

Elsewhere it's a mixture of isolated showers and bright spells. The best of the sunshine will be in Scotland, Northern Ireland and north-western areas.

It will feel cooler than recent days, maximum temperature 20C.

Rain will clear the south throughout tonight with clear spells developing in many places.

It should be much cooler than last night with temperatures falling down to 5C in some rural areas.

A much quieter, fresher but brighter day follows on Sunday.


Isolated thundery showers across England for a time

There will be some thundery showers, which are then confined to eastern areas.

Isolated thundery showers will continue across England for a time, before becoming confined to the east by the end of the morning.

Elsewhere, across England and Wales it will be a rather cloudy day with occasional rain or drizzle.

Northern Ireland and Scotland will be largely dry with some brighter spells, especially this afternoon and it will feel fresher here.

The top temperature will be 21C.

Temperatures remaining above average

Scattered showers for England and Wales overnight but drier in Scotland.

Sunny spells forecast for tomorrow particularly in the North.

Some cloud for Yorkshire, South East and East Anglia but temperatures still above average, with highs of 22 degrees in the South East.

Weather: Sunny start to the weekend

Showers may turn thundery in Southern England and Wales but drier in the North tonight.

Cooler in Scotland with temperatures dropping to around 8 degrees but muggy in the south of England with temperatures around 16 degrees.

Bright sunny spells forecast for tomorrow with cloud and drizzle forecast for East Anglia and Yorkshire while temperatures in the South East could reach 22 degrees.

Weather: Calmer afternoon follows last night's storms

After a pretty eventful night, things are calming down. We do have some scattered showers across much of England and Wales, but in Northern Ireland and western Scotland they are lighter and we will see some sunny spells pushing through at times.

Another gloomy day in north-eastern England and eastern Scotland, with plenty of cloud cover and lingering mist.

Temperatures this afternoon are still high down in the south this afternoon, with highs of 24C in the south-east.

Tonight it is set to be cloudy with scattered showers - cooler up in the north and remaining muggier further south.

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