The weather across the UK looks unsettled today, with showers or longer spells of rain for many. Some heavy, thundery downpours are expected on Friday and Sunday.

An area of low pressure will move north eastwards across the UK heralding a move to more changeable conditions from the southwest. It will remain mainly dry in the north and east whilst outbreaks of rain will affect the southwest. Temperatures will struggle under the cloud and cool onshore breeze in the northeast, but further south 21 °C is possible under more prolonged sunshine.

Friday will be a day of sunshine and showers, some of the showers could be heavy and slow moving at times with some thunder, lightning and hail. The showers will affect most parts of the UK, including London, with some more persistent rain affecting parts of eastern Scotland. Highs of 18-20°C are expected across much of England and Wales.