Fresh this evening with further scattered showers in parts of the west and the north. Some of the showers will be of heavy, with a risk of hail and thunder.
A clear start tonight but rain and cloud will move into parts of the south and the west. The rain will be very heavy especially along the west coast. It will become extremely windy too, with strong to near gale force southerly winds which will reach gale force along exposed coasts and on higher ground. Some parts of the south and east may have a touch of light frost, but the wind and rain will quickly clear this. Lowest temperatures tonight of 2 to 5 degrees.
Saturday will be a wet and windy day everywhere as the band of rain continues to spread eastwards. There will be further heavy falls throughout the day and it will be very windy and gusty with southwesterly winds reaching gale force at times. Some severe and damaging gusts will also develop, with gusts of 90 to 110 km/h expected. Highest temperatures will range from 9 to 11 degrees.
3 Day Outlook
The coming several days will be much cooler than of late and very unsettled too.
Winds will ease a little and apart from scattered showers in the north and west, Saturday night will be dry in most areas. Sunday will begin dry in eastern counties, but more rain arriving in the west during the morning will spread countrywide as Sunday progresses and accompanied by renewed gales from the southwest. The rain will have cleared to leave Monday noticeably cold with widespread showers. The showers will be heavy and frequent across the north and west - some turning wintry with falls of hail, but eastern counties will have good dry spells. While many areas will be dry for the early part of Tuesday, more rain and very strong southwest winds will spread in on Tuesday night and early on Wednesday, to be followed by yet more blustery and showery weather.