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Weather: Heavy rain forecast for most today

Latest weather forecast Credit: Met Office

A band of rain, heavy at times across England and Wales, will slowly clear from the west throughout today, with some brighter conditions developing across some western parts during the afternoon.

Scotland and Northern Ireland however will see a mix of sunshine and showers, with the showers perhaps turning heavy at times, especially across western Scotland.

A top temperature today of 19C in the south, with a strong northerly wind developing in the east later today.

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Sunshine and showers in the north, heavy rain in the south

Today will be a day of sunshine and showers in the north, with rain primarily across the northern half of Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Northern England will remain largely fine but it will be cloudier further south with showery outbreaks of rain.

Southeastern England may well be drier, brighter and much warmer for a time, before pulses of heavy rain arrive later.

Top temperatures 25C (77F).

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