The weather has been rather slow over recent days, showers in places but also a lot of low cloud, mist and fog. It has turned milder though over the last few days following the cool and frosty weather last week, thanks to southerly winds, the temperature reaching 18C in Gogerddan in west Wales on Monday. Today will be mostly dry and mild, but a big change is on the way tomorrow, as a strong jet stream moves in off the Atlantic, bringing a spell of wet and windy conditions across all parts by the end of the day. Thursday will bring a window of mostly dry and bright conditions, before rain and stronger winds returns Friday morning. The weekend continuing the unsettled theme, with low pressure in charge, bringing windy conditions, spells of rain or showers. But, with winds from the southwest for the most part, it will be mild for all.
It’s a grey and murky start across many areas this morning, with some dense fog patches across the Highlands, southern and eastern Scotland, eastern and southeastern England – visibility down to 100m in places. For most it’s a mild start too – with temperatures widely in double figures, however across northern Scotland, clear skies have allowed temperatures to fall close to freezing, bringing a touch of frost.
For many it’s dry though, bar a few well scattered showers. The early fog will take a while to lift into low cloud and generally it will be a cloudy and misty morning, with weak weather fronts bringing further scattered showers moving northeast in places, though some breaks will allow some brightness or sunshine in places. However, as we head into the afternoon, sunny spells will increasingly develop from the south, the best of the sunshine across southern and eastern areas. Cloudier skies at times across northern and western areas will bring scattered showers in places. A mild day, afternoon highs reaching 12-15C.