This Evening and Tonight:Rain across some northern and particularly central areas of the UK, persistent and heavy for a time across south-east Scotland and north-east England. Scattered showers in coastal areas elsewhere, these heavy across south-west England. Windy in the north-east.

Thursday:Still some rain or showers, especially across eastern and central parts at first, but sinking southwards later. Northern UK noticeably brighter and colder with scattered showers, wintry on hills.