After yesterday's rain and snow across the north of the UK, today is a much quieter day with just a few residual showers affecting eastern parts from time to time.
After a fairly murky and even foggy start in some central parts of the country, the sunshine will slowly break through as the cloud thins but it will be in fairly short supply and that in turn will keep temperatures in many spots a little suppressed with typical highs of 10-13°c. Southern England and Wales may see a little more in the way of the sun though and here we could see temperatures peaking at a much more respectable 15-16°c.
It's day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival and barring the very outside chance of a shower it should stay dry with occasional sunny spells with highs up to 13°c.
Into Thursday rain will be approaching from the northwest in the form of a weather front, and this will work it's way slowly southeast during the day affecting Scotland and Ireland initially before getting into Northern England and Wales later - fizzling out as it does so.
Elsewhere it's another generally dry day with sunny spells again developing - temperatures will be much the same as today.
Friday brings some complications as the front edges further southeast it will pep up to bring a spell of heavy rain as a wave runs along it - some uncertainty as to where the heaviest rain will be at the current time, although Wales and the central belt of England are perhaps the likeliest regions. Further rain may also move into northern Scotland for a time too.
Looking ahead to the weekend, that all clears away and high pressure takes charge - temperatures will be down on recent values though with fog and frost widespread by night.