As the big day gets closer we can now start to give more detail on what the weather will be like on Friday for the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince William and Kate Middleton. The Met Office has a special royal wedding weather forecast page that will be updated every day with the latest forecast and we are also providing a video forecast on our YouTube Channel.
Following the fine Easter weekend the weather this week is likely to be cooler and a little more unsettled. The wedding is still 3 days away so it is important to stay up to date with the forecast, but currently we are expecting some rain through the early hours of Friday, but this should clear to leave a cloudy but drier morning. Some bright or sunny spells may break through, possibly leading to further showers. A brisk northeasterly wind could make it feel rather chilly whenever the sun goes in.
Elsewhere across the country we are expecting fine and dry conditions in Northern Ireland and Scotland with a good deal of brightness, and the best of the sunshine across Scotland. However it may be generally cloudier in England and Wales, but sunshine should break through at times. Showers or outbreaks of rain are likely to develop over southern and central areas during the day, with the focus of these probably drifting westward through the afternoon. Many areas will be quite windy.