Scattered, blustery showers will work their way eastwards through the day with hail or thunder possible. Becoming dry overnight with lengthy clear spells leading to a widespread frost and perhaps a few icy patches. It'll soon cloud over on Thursday with persistent and locally heavy rain spreading to all parts through the morning, lasting into the afternoon. Feeling rather cold in the wind.

Today:A cold start to Wednesday, largely sunny but the odd shower likely along south coastal areas. A more organised band of showers, locally heavy and blustery, will move eastwards across the region during the afternoon. Maximum temperature 8 °C.

Tonight:Some residual showers in the far east initially, locally heavy and blustery, clearing east. Dry and largely clear with lighter winds elsewhere, leading to a frost, mainly in rural areas. Minimum temperature -4 °C.

Thursday:Bright but cold start. Becoming increasingly windy and cloudy with showers in the morning, followed by a band of rain, heavy at times, slowly spreading eastwards during the afternoon. Maximum temperature 9 °C.