The second half of half terms looks set to be a wash out for the West, the Met Office has warned, with Saturday likely to be the best day.
Tonight: A mainly dry night for south-westernmost parts of England and Wales, together with south-east England and northernmost Scotland. Elsewhere across Britain, there will be spells of rain, these heaviest and most prolonged in north-east England.
Thursday: Showers or longer spells of rain will develop across much of England and Wales, with the risk of the odd thunderstorm breaking out towards the south-west in the afternoon.
Friday: Friday will be mainly dry with some sunshine, but also large amounts of cloud with the risk of a few light showers. Central and southern England and Wales will be most prone to showers.
Saturday: the south-west quarter of the UK remains under threat of the odd shower. Elsewhere, it should be mostly dry with sunny intervals and variable cloud.
However, patchy rain will edge onto the Western Isles later. Turning slightly warmer across most areas during Friday and Saturday.
Throughout the week temperatures will be around 15C but will rise up to 17C at the weekend.