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UK weather forecast: Sunshine across the West Country today but turning wet and windy for the rest of the week

Largely dry and sunny today but from tomorrow we're back into a wet and windy theme to the weather across the south west.

A tiny ridge of high pressure is bringing today's quiet spell but the Atlantic will throw fronts and a deep area of low pressure across the UK into the weekend. This weather system has been named "Jorge" (horhay) by the Spanish weather service.

The rest of today will be dry and fine, allowing temperatures to drop quite quickly this evening, perhaps giving frost across parts of Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. However, after midnight we'll see cloud increasing bringing rain in from the west and lifting temperatures.

A much milder start on Friday then, with rain spreading across all parts through the morning. It'll be heavy and persistent, with Met Office warnings in force, but some slightly drier spells should appear in the afternoon. It'll stay cloudy though, with hill fog, brisk winds and highs of 12 or 13 degrees.

The weekend will be much more showery with strong winds and lower temperatures. Next week also looks changeable and showery but at this stage not quite as wet.