Wednesday will be mostly dry and pretty blustery with sunny spells. Perhaps a little drizzle in southern coastal areas. Very mild for October. Wednesday night will continue windy with rain likely to develop in the west and southwest overnight. This band of rain is expected to move across the rest of the country on Thursday morning and in the early afternoon turning heavy in parts. Drier weather with brighter conditions will follow from the southwest during the day. During Thursday night/ Friday morning there is the risk of stormy conditions developing.