TODAY is forecast to begin with patchy rain before a dry, and possibly bright, afternoon. 

The Met Office predicts this morning will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain before the afternoon turns drier with some bright spells developing. 

The maximum temperature will be 18 degrees and pollen levels will be low. 

The evening and night will be mostly dry, but cloudy, though patchy rain will develop by dawn. 

The minimum temperature will be nine degrees.