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Will the weather affect your weekend plans?

The weather is to turn more changeable for the weekend with a drop in temperatures.

This week many parts have enjoyed plenty of sunny and very warm weather, but we have also had some intense thundery downpours, with flash flooding.

The weather is expected to change as we go through Friday and into the weekend with Weather fronts from the Atlantic bringing an increase in rain and cloud. Over the coming days there are many Events happening for which the weather may be of interest.

Saturday’s surface pressure chart shows weather systems pushing in from the Atlantic

The Queen will celebrate her 90th birthday this weekend, and at the moment the weather conditions are looking reasonable. On Friday she will attend a service of thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral in London. Here it is expected to be a fine day with highs of 23 C, but thickening cloud.

On Saturday, the Queen's official birthday, the annual Trooping of the Colour will be held on Horse Guards Parade, followed by a birthday parade and a flypast by the Royal Air Force. Again it is likely to be mostly dry with temperatures again in the low twenties, though it may be cloudier with the chance of some showers.

Festival season has also started, and music lovers will be flocking to both the Isle of Wight Festival and Download Festival at Donnington Park this weekend.

The Isle of Wight Festival, where Busted will be among the acts, can expect some changeable weather. Friday is looking mostly dry but it will turn cloudier through the day. Some rain is then quite likely at times on both Saturday and Sunday, but there should also be lengthy dry periods and some brightness.

Meanwhile at Download Festival there could be some sharp showers during Friday when it will be mainly cloudy. Saturday's likely to bring some outbreaks of rain, which could be a touch heavy, before some further rain on Sunday. This should ease through the day but it could last until Iron Maidens headline set.

The Royal Cornwall Show is also taking place at Wadebridge over the next few days. Thursday will be dry, often sunny and warm, then rain is expected on Friday. After a wet start on Saturday, things should improve through the day.

Wherever you are this weekend you can keep up to date with the forecast using our new Met Office Weather App, through our UK forecast as well as on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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