Outbreaks of rain over southern counties this morning will push slowly northwards and eastwards through the afternoon to reach all but farthest northern counties by evening. Northern counties will hold dry with sunny spells for much of the day. Southwesterly breezes. Highs 14c – 18c. The outbreaks of rain will clear northern and western counties overnight but patchy rain will continue elsewhere. Lows 7c – 12c. Outbreaks of rain and drizzle in southern and eastern counties on Thursday morning but mainly dry conditions with some sunny spells already over the north and west will spread slowly southeastwards through the day. Light northerly or variable breezes. Highs 14c – 19c. Scattered showers in the north and west on Friday but just a few showers with good sunny spells elsewhere. Fresh northwesterly breezes. Highs 14c – 19c. Looking more settled with sunny spells over the weekend and for the early days of next week and turning a bit warmer. However, patchy rain and drizzle will fringe into Atlantic coastal counties at times over the weekend.