UK Forecast - April 23, 2015
Showery rain west
Drier east

A bright start to the day in eastern parts of England and Scotland with some good spells of sunshine here. Thicker cloud in more western parts of the country with some showery rain in southern Ireland and the far southwest of England. Another area of showery rain affecting northern Scotland, this edging south through the day. This afternoon sees showery rain edging into central Ireland and Wales, together with southwest England. Mostly dry in the east of England, but a few spots of rain may arrive in the Midlands and northwest England towards evening. Patchy rain in the far south of England too. Highs near 6C in northern Scotland, 20C in the sunshine in eastern England.

Friday night
A damp night for much of central and southern Scotland, as well as the northern half of Ireland, with outbreaks of rain. Most parts of England and Wales should see rain fading to leave a mostly dry but rather cloudy night. Northern Scotland is likely to be dry too. Lows near 0C n northern Scotland, 10C in southern England.

A complex area of low pressure extends through the UK and Ireland on Saturday. This brings plenty of cloud and some showery spots of ran in England and Wales on Saturday morning. Further showers on saturday afternoon, although some places will be dry too. An area of more persistent rain through the northern half of Ireland, southern Scotland and the far northwest of England, although most of it light. Colder for Scotland where some snow may affect the Cairngorms, a few showers further north. Highs near 5C in northern Scotland, 17C in southeast England.

Low pressure will be to the east of the UK on Sunday. The winds turning northerly with colder weather arriving in all areas. Rain may affect southern and central England as well as East Anglia and this may be heavy later. Brighter to the north and west, although a band of showery rain passing south through Scotland and into Northern Ireland and the far north of England. The rain turning to snow over the hills of Northern Ireland and southwest England, perhaps to tops of the lake District too. Highs at 5C in northern Scotland, 12C in southeast England.

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