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Settled weather expected for the weekend ahead

Most of the UK is set to stay dry this weekend. Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The UK is set to welcome a more settled spell over the weekend after enduring heavy rain that has sparked weather warnings.

With many areas seeing as much as an inch of rain falling in an hour, people can look forward to a drier couple of days.

The Met Office issued a severe weather warning as rain battered much of the UK, but it is set to dry up today for the weekend.

Charles Powell, a forecaster at the Met Office, said a lot of the rain that sparked the warnings has already fallen, and said today will be the start of a "gradual change".

"It sets the scene for a much more settled spell over the weekend," he said.

Largely dry and clear overnight with some frost and fog

Largely dry and clear overnight with some frost and fog Credit: Met Office

This Evening and Tonight:

Any showers becoming restricted to the north of Scotland this evening, leaving a dry and clear night across the UK, with some fog patches forming by dawn. Turning cold with a widespread ground frost and a local air frost developing.

Sunday:

Dry and fine for many once any fog clears, with a few showers in the far north. Increasingly cloudy in the far southwest during the afternoon, with some rain later.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

A southwest-northeast split. The northeast will be largely dry with sunny spells by day but also chilly nights, while the southwest will be cloudier with occasional rain, but mild overnight.