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Forecast Summary

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Kent coast often misty and cooler, sunny and hot inland.

This Evening and Tonight:

A dry night with clear skies for most, though there may be some cloud around the Kent coast. Winds will be light and variable, however there may be a slight breeze along the east coast. Minimum Temperature 16C.

Wednesday:

Mainly dry with a small chance of the odd heavy shower in the west later. Feeling very warm, locally hot inland, with sunny spells and a gentle breeze. Maximum Temperature 29C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Sunshine and showers, locally heavy on Thursday and Friday, drier on Saturday. Very warm throughout, but a little cooler near the east coast where it may be cloudier. Light winds.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 22 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mainly fine and very warm. Some rain in far northwest.

Today:

Low cloud across eastern parts gradually burning back to the coasts where it may persist. Fairly cloudy across Northern Ireland and far western Scotland, with locally heavy showery rain. Otherwise some sunny spells for many, and warm or very warm.

Tonight:

Low cloud in the east steadily spreading westwards into central parts overnight, and showery rain in far northwest easing. Elsewhere staying fine, with some clear periods.

Wednesday:

Mainly fine and very warm. However low cloud across many central and eastern parts first thing becoming increasingly confined to northeastern coasts. Isolated thundery showers developing in the southwest later.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Rain at times in the northwest, and daytime showers in the south, some heavy with a risk of thunder. Very warm for many, locally hot in the south.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 22 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 27 Jul 2014 to Tuesday 5 Aug 2014:

Largely fine and dry weather is expected across southern parts of the UK initially, although isolated showers could affect the southeast, while in the north a band of showery rain may edge southwards through Sunday. It will remain warm or very warm for many, and perhaps locally hot in places, although sea breezes should keep some coastal parts a little fresher. During next week, lengthy periods of fine, dry and warm weather are likely. Occasional rain and brisk winds may affect northern parts with temperatures here returning closer to average. The last part of this period should be similar, although there are indications that the more unsettled weather in the north may extend further south at times.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 6 Aug 2014 to Wednesday 20 Aug 2014:

The recent generally settled conditions are expected to persist into the first part of this period, with mostly fine and dry weather continuing across more southern parts. Towards the north, more in the way of cloud and sporadic outbreaks of rain are likely. Temperatures should remain above average for most, possibly turning locally hot for a time in the south. Later in the period, a change towards more unsettled conditions overall is looking likely with a higher risk of rain or showers, although there will also be some drier, brighter interludes.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 22 Jul 2014