Sunshine and Heavy, Thundery Showers
A very similar weather day to yesterday on the way today with more sharp and thundery showers developing, particularly in eastern and central parts.
It's chilly out there too with highs peaking into the mid-teens in southern regions, but cooler further north where the showers will tend to fall as sleet and snow over the hills and mountains of Scotland and Northern England. As there is another storm risk today, we have issued an updated detailed storms forecast
Into tomorrow, after another chilly start with frost patches in places it should be a drier day with some decent sunny spells for many. There will be some showers around but these should be lighter than today and well scattered - chiefly affecting the eastern half of the country.
It won't last though as more rain and wind will push across the northern half of the country later on which will mean a wet day for Ireland, Scotland and Northern England on Thursday with showers further south, that pattern doesn't change much into Friday either, although by this point some milder air will be making it's way into the south of the country pulling temperatures up toward the mid-teens in time for the start of the weekend.
All in all though it's a continuing mixed picture, if you're on the lookout for some crumbs of comfort then into next week there are signs that high pressure will play more of a role, and this coupled with that milder air getting further north across much of the country could well mean that there's more in the way of some pleasant, warm May sunshine to be had...
15th May 2012 10:17 Updated: 15th May 2012 10:17