The jet stream – which plays a crucial role in the dominant weather over the UK – will be strengthening through the week, bringing low pressure in from the west, resulting in wind and rain for much of the UK, although there will still be some drier interludes.

Through the week, the strongest winds are likely to be in the northwest of the country from Wednesday, with the strongest winds likely on Thursday into Friday, although the exact extent and positioning of the strongest winds during this period is still being determined.