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Forecast Summary

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Some showery rain overnight, perhaps heavy and thundery.

This Evening and Tonight:

Although some parts may start the night dry, outbreaks of showery rain will affect most places overnight, some of which will be heavy and thundery. Minimum Temperature 15C.

Saturday:

After a promising start to the day further heavy showers are likely to develop during the day. Still feeling warm in the sunshine but with the breeze picking up later. Maximum Temperature 24C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Staying warm and mostly dry on Sunday with good sunny spells. A few showers possible on Monday, these becoming more frequent and heavier by Tuesday.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 01 Aug 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain moving north. Elsewhere showers, drier in the south later.

Today:

Rain, occasionally heavy, in the west continues northwards into Scotland and parts of Northern Ireland. Turning windy, particularly along exposed Irish Sea coasts. Elsewhere, showers, some heavy, and brighter spells. Becoming drier and less breezy from the south later.

Tonight:

Rain, occasionally heavy, and strong winds continuing to gradually move northwards, affecting Northern Ireland and western Scotland. Elsewhere, mainly dry with clear spells, easing winds and isolated showers

Sunday:

Rain in Northern Ireland and Scotland will gradually clear and winds steadily ease. It will be drier in the south, with variable cloud, warm sunny intervals and isolated showers.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

A period of sunshine and showers. Showers most likely in the west and southwest, heavy at times Tuesday, possibly reaching northwest later Wednesday. Temperatures near normal, warm in southeast.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 02 Aug 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 6 Aug 2014 to Friday 15 Aug 2014:

A mixture of sunshine and scattered showers are likely during Wednesday and Thursday, although southern and eastern parts are likely to see more frequent drier intervals and sunny spells. It then remains unsettled Friday and into the weekend, especially in the northwest but with a low risk of thundery showers in the south and east at times. A gradual trend to more settled conditions across the south is then signalled by the end of the period, with more in the way of drier and brighter weather, but likely to stay unsettled across the northwest. Temperatures generally near normal, but often warm towards the south and east. Winds generally light to moderate, but locally strong in the northwest at times.

UK Outlook for Saturday 16 Aug 2014 to Saturday 30 Aug 2014:

Current signals are for westerly type conditions to dominate during this period. As such, most regions can expect to see spells of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However these spells will then be interspersed with more changeable conditions bringing showery outbreaks and perhaps more prolonged spells of rain. These conditions are most likely across northern and western parts, whilst southern and eastern parts are likely to see the most frequent and prolonged fine spells. There is also a trend for temperatures to be around or above average, and perhaps turning very warm at times during the more settled spells, particularly in the south and east.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 02 Aug 2014