Today:After a mostly dry start, heavy rain, accompanied by strong winds, will push across the region. Through the afternoon, the rain will clear to blustery, heavy showers, interspersed by some bright or sunny spells. Turning colder through the day.

Tonight:Showers will fade through the evening leaving a mostly dry night with clear spells. Temperatures will dip under the clear skies allowing for a touch of frost in rural spots.

Friday:After a bright start, cloud will thicken through the day. Despite this, most areas will stay dry, with just the odd isolated shower. Strengthening winds, particularly in exposure.