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Can we Bank on the weather as we head towards the weekend?

After recent sunny weather, it's a mixed picture over the coming days

Much of the country has seen sunshine recently with temperatures in the mid to high 20s Celsius. On Tuesday, Cambridge and Gravesend in Kent recorded daytime maximums of 31C, while overnight minimum temperatures in the southeast remained in the high teens Celsius.

Over the next couple of days, the heat and humidity across the southeast of the country will lessen with fresher weather affecting the rest of the UK and temperatures closer to the Climate averages.

There will be some rain at times, with England and Wales rather cloudy and showery on Thursday with some heavy rain possible, while Scotland and Northern Ireland will stay mostly dry. On Friday, the tables are turned with showers mainly affecting Scotland, while the rest of the UK stays dry.

The weekend weather details are a little uncertain at the moment, but everywhere should see some dry, sunny weather at some point, so there'll be plenty of opportunities to get out and about and take part in many of the Events going on this weekend.

Our most recent forecast information suggests that it will become warm and humid once again across the south of the UK as a warm front moves northwards, with daytime temperatures reaching the mid 20s Celsius. Some heavy, possibly thundery outbreaks of rain are expected as the front moves northwards, with parts of Wales, the Midlands, northern England and southern Scotland most likely to be affected. Elsewhere, it should be brighter and drier.

An improvement in the weather is expected during the second half of the weekend as the rain clears away to the northeast during Sunday and skies brighten. For those places where Monday is a Bank Holiday, there will be a lot of dry weather but also a few showers and it should feel less humid by day and night.

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