Rain, wind and clouds - when will the weather spring some better conditions on us?

We may officially be in to the spring time, but we've been treated to lots of wet weather, wind and clouds as April thunders on.

Thursday, 14th April 2016, 1:15 pm
Updated Thursday, 14th April 2016, 1:17 pm

And while the miserable weather continues in large parts of the country, how much longer do we have to wait until we see the sunshine?

According to forecast from the Met Office, brighter weather today will be followed by rain working its way from southern England into the north while a separate band of rain and hill snow will move south from northern Scotland.

For tomorrow, the Met Office forecast warned of more rain and hill snow in the north continuing to move southwards, followed by wintry showers.

Over the weekend the Met Office predicts that showery rain will clear south-eastwards on, followed by showers, wintry over northern hills. On Sunday and into Monday the wet weather will give way to bright but cold conditions, leading to some night frosts.

There’s some better news for next week as an area of high pressure looks set to bring more settled and dry weather for most of the UK, although temperatures are expected to remain low and winds may pick up again.

So it seems that we’ll be waiting a while longer for the joys of spring to fully reach most us.