UK weather: Cool and breezy day ahead as Storm Aileen passes

Telegraph Reporters
A rainbow over St Mary's Lighthouse near Whitley Bay in Tyne and Wear yesterday. - PA

Forecasters are predicting a cool and breezy day across the UK today with a mixture of sunshine and showers as the nation appears to have seen off Storm Aileen.

Despite the return to normality, Meteogroup say today's showers could still be heavy and thundery in places and may merge into longer spells of rain over northern Scotland and East Anglia. 

Tonight is expected cold for September and breezy with a slim risk of thunder in Wales and south-west England. 

It comes as thousands of homes were left without power and travel was disrupted as Storm Aileen hit yesterday.

The first named storm of the year brought heavy rain and high winds overnight, with commuters warned to take care on their journeys.

Weather warnings were also issued as many parts of England and Wales had gusts of 55mph to 65mph, the Met Office said. Peak winds of 83mph were recorded at The Needles on the Isle of Wight, while Mumbles in Wales recorded a top speed of 74mph.

Here's a closer look at today's weather in key parts of Britain.

UK weather: Forecast at 1pm today  Credit: Met Office

London

It is going to be mostly bright with sunny periods, although one or two possibly heavy showers too. Moderate north-westerly winds. Max temp 15-18C (59-64F).

East Anglia

It will be bright with sunshine and showers or showery rain, this mainly in the morning. The showers re likely to be heavy Fresh north-westerly winds. Max temp 13-16C (55-61F).

Berkshire/Surrey/Hampshire

It is expected to be mostly bright with sunny spells but with isolated showers too. A largely dry evening with spells of late sunshine but an isolated shower is possible. Moderate north-westerly winds. Max temp 14-17C (57-63F).

Somerset/Dorset/Devon/Cornwall

It is going to be mostly bright with sunny periods, although one or two possibly heavy showers too, especially in northern parts. Sunshine will be hazy. Fresh north-westerly winds. Max temp 14-17C (57-63F).

East Midlands

It is going to be dry for a while with hazy sunshine, but heavy showers are expected during the afternoon. Moderate north-westerly winds. Max temp 13-16C (55-61F).

Cumbria

It looks set to be generally bright with sunny periods, but there is a chance of a few showers, mainly in the afternoon. Chilly again with a fresh north-westerly wind. Max temp 13-16C (55-61F).

Yorkshire/Humberside/Northumberland

It will be bright with sunny spells and scattered showers. These will mostly fall during the afternoon. Moderate north-westerly winds. Max temp 13-16C (55-61F).

Glasgow

It looks set to be generally bright with sunny periods, but there is a small chance of the odd heavy shower later. Gentle north-westerly winds. Max temp 12-15C (54-59F).

Edinburgh

It is expected to be mainly dry with spells of sunshine and just the small chance of a shower. A risk of showery rain by the evening. Moderate north-westerly winds. Max temp 13-16C (55-61F).

Wales

It is expected to be unsettled in Wales with sunshine and heavy showers with a risk of thunder. Fewer showers through the evening. Brisk north-westerly winds. Max temp 14-17C (57-63F), but colder over many upland areas.

Northern Ireland

It looks set to be bright with a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers. These will be mostly light. More persistent rain by evening. Chilly again with a fresh north-westerly wind. Max temp 11-14C (52-57F).

What will the weather be like tomorrow and over the weekend?

Expect sunny spells and blustery showers tomorrow, some heavy or thundery. Sunny spells with winds easing over the weekend. Showers will become less frequent, especially in the northwest.

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