Showers, especially southern counties. Drier and brighter further north.
A cloudy start to the day with widespread, locally heavy or thundery showers. During the morning these showers will become largely confined to southern coastal counties and most parts further north will have a dry afternoon with bright periods. Maximum Temperature 10C.
Cloud will thicken this evening with further showers affecting the region overnight. Any clear drier spells may be short-lived. Breezy, especially near the south coast. Minimum Temperature 5C.
Variable amounts of cloud on Thursday with some clear or sunny spells as well as the odd shower. Breezy everywhere and quite windy along the south coast. Maximum Temperature 10C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Heavy rain and strong winds at first on Friday, clearing to showers. Strong winds on Saturday with showers clearing. Cloudy with long periods of rain on Sunday, heavy at times.
Day 6 to 15
There is low confidence in the forecast as we head into the Christmas period. However, central and western areas are more likely to see cloudy skies and outbreaks of rain on Christmas Eve, whilst it will most likely be drier and brighter elsewhere. Meanwhile, many will most likely see a mild day on Christmas Day itself, with increasing amounts of dry weather. Thereafter, as we continue towards the end of the year, southern parts will probably see a good deal of dry weather, although with this settled weather comes an increased risk of overnight fog and frost. Northern parts, meanwhile, look set to see more changeable weather, with showers or longer spells of rain at times.
Day 16 to 30
The beginning of this period most likely brings further dry weather in the south but showers and longer spells of rain in the north. However, the unsettled weather may extend to all parts for a time in early January. There is low confidence in the forecast thereafter, although we will most probably see a colder and drier period with the potential for easterly winds and a chance of some wintry weather for parts of the UK. We may also see occasional frontal systems try to make inroads, bringing the chance of further wintry weather in the west. However, despite this potential shift to colder weather, wet, windy and mild weather may still be possible at times.
Met Office : SE : 2018-12-19T07:50:40