UK forecast for the next 5 days
Cloud and rain in north and west. Hot sunshine elsewhere.
A band of cloud and rain across Scotland and Northern Ireland will continue to edge southeastwards, with fresher conditions following. Risk of isolated thundery showers for Wales and northern England, but staying dry with plenty of hot sunshine elsewhere.
Cloud and rain over southern Scotland and Northern Ireland will slowly edge into northwestern parts of England and Wales. Some showers far northwest Scotland. Dry with clear spells elsewhere.
A weakening band of showery rain will edge southeastwards into Wales and northern England. Fresher with showers in northwest. Mainly dry with hot sunshine elsewhere, especially in the southeast.
Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:
Mostly dry with plenty of sunshine Wednesday. Some rain in the north and west Thursday, with increasing risk of thunderstorms on Friday. Very warm or hot for most, especially southeast.
Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days
UK Outlook for Friday 27 Jul 2018 to Sunday 5 Aug 2018:
From Friday and through the following weekend a west/east split in the weather is expected, with cloudier, windier conditions in the west and northwest with some outbreaks of rain. In the east and southeast there'll still be some fine and sunny conditions, but with a risk of thundery showers moving north. Widely very warm or hot in the south and southeast, with warm and humid nights, whilst western areas may turn cooler. Through the rest of the period there'll be plenty of fine weather, but occasional rain in the west may spread to other parts at times, and there's an ongoing risk of thunderstorms, particularly across central and southeast England. Temperatures generally very warm away from the west, with hot or very hot conditions at times, especially in the southeast.
UK Outlook for Monday 6 Aug 2018 to Monday 20 Aug 2018:
Throughout this period it seems most likely that the weather pattern will change only very slowly. Western and southern areas will often be dry, sunny and very warm, but with the risk of some cloudier periods with rain at times, or heavy showers and thunderstorms. Further north and east drier and more settled conditions are expected to be more dominant, although with the ongoing risk of heavy showers and thunderstorms breaking out at times. Temperatures remaining widely above average for most, with further spells of very warm or hot conditions probable, and possible very hot conditions at times, especially in the southeast.