Sunshine and showers before a fine weekend ahead for much of Britain.

Today: Most areas seeing a mixture of sunny spells and showers, showers heavy with hail and thunder in a few spots. Showers may merge to give a longer spell of rain over parts of England and Wales. Colder than yesterday.

Tonight: Daytime showers becoming confined to northern and western UK. Otherwise long clear spells and much colder night than of late with a widespread sharp frost by dawn.