Met Office weather – torrential rain and strong winds to batter the UK as unsettled weekend lies ahead

THE UK will experience more rain and wind today as unsettled weather conditions continue to hit the country.

Weather temperatures are also set to turn cooler – but they are above average for this time of the year.

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During the night, there will be some downpours around the country, but the showers are set to clear as we head into the early hours of the morning.

The weather will then turn dry in most parts of the UK, the Met Office said.

The sky will be clear and bright, with sunny spells.

Met Office forecaster Alex Burkill said: "For many it is going to be a mostly dry day, but there will be some showers particularly across western parts of the UK.


"Winds will be a little bit lighter than over recent days.

"Despite the sunshine, temperatures are likely to be down a degree or two."

But further cloud and rain are set to hit later in the day, with strengthening winds hitting the North West.

Parts of Northern Ireland and western Scotland will experience wet weather, with stronger winds.

The rain will then head eastwards and southwards across other parts of the UK, Mr Burkill said.

He added: "Under the cloud and rain across Wales and England it is going to be a mild night, but further north and west a little bit chilly where we see the skies clear."

The forecaster added Friday morning will be cloudy and wet, but the rain should clear in the afternoon, with an increasing amount of sunshine.

But Mr Burkill said there will also be some showers to look out for, particularly in the North West where they could turn heavy.

There could also be thunder on Friday, the Met Office forecaster warned.

Temperatures are a little above average for this time of the year despite the unsettled weather.

New research by Citysuites found that the UK got 68,521 hours of sunshine in the last decade during winter.

Northern Ireland has had the most sun in winter in the last ten years compared to the rest of the UK, clocking in 4365 hours of sunshine in the winter month.

In 2019 the sunny region saw 659 hours of sunshine in winter alone.

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