Rain, occasionally heavy over high territory in the west and north, slowly moving towards the southeast, but southeast England should stay dry. Northern Ireland and western Scotland will experience later-onset brightening. For many locations, breezy.
The band of rain will move east-southeastward, still with some heavy bursts, but with a patchy clearing from some central regions. Rain continues into the west.
Most of the early rain in eastern counties should clear offshore, and most places will see a blend of sunshine and showers. Hail and some heavy, potentially thunderous showers are expected.
With a few light thunderstorms, it will be mostly dry and sunny from Friday through Sunday. Light winds, pleasant warmth in the sun, but overnight there was some frost and a few spots of fog.
Updated: Thursday, April 5, 05:00 (UTC+1).