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    Forecast summary

    • Regional
    • UK 5 days
    • UK 6-30 days

    Regional forecast for North West England

    Heavy, thundery showers to start clearing to sunny spells.

    Today:

    Heavy and thundery showers at first for many which will clear northwards. Once the band of showers clear sunny spells will develop for many through the day although still the risk of some heavy, perhaps thundery, showers. A hot day. Maximum Temperature 30 °C.

    Tonight:

    A dry and warm night for many with late sunshine and clear spells. However, there is a chance of some heavy and thundery showers developing in places throughout the night. Minimum Temperature 15 °C.

    Wednesday:

    A largely dry morning with some good spells of sunshine. Through the afternoon showers will develop which may be heavy and thundery in places. A very hot day. Maximum Temperature 32 °C.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Hot on Thursday with sunny spells but also heavy, thundery showers possible. Cloudier Friday and Saturday with showery rain for many, perhaps thundery, as it becomes less hot.

    Updated at: 0230 on Tue 11 Aug 2020

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Heatwave in south continuing. Risk of thunderstorms in many areas.

    Today:

    An area of heavy rain and thunderstorms moving north across parts of Scotland this morning. Otherwise, sunny spells for most areas, and although a lot of places will remain dry, scattered thunderstorms again developing. Very hot again in the south-east.

    Tonight:

    A warm night in prospect for most areas, especially southern UK. Some heavy showers and thunderstorms in the north, whilst becoming mostly dry in the south.

    Wednesday:

    Sunny spells for most areas, and although some places will remain dry, scattered thunderstorms again developing. Very hot in the south.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Increasingly cloudy across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, warm (south-east UK locally hot Thursday), and humid with areas of rain and thunderstorms developing. Scotland mostly dry, bright, with average temperatures.

    Updated at: 0231 on Tue 11 Aug 2020

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Saturday 15 Aug 2020 to Monday 24 Aug 2020:

    Warm or very warm for many through to the end of next week, although cooler and fresher conditions will gradually move in from the west. A mixture of sunny spells and showers is expected, with a risk of some heavy downpours and thunderstorms. Over the weekend and into the following week, more settled, drier conditions will probably become established, although some thundery showers may still affect the southeast at first and there is a chance of thicker cloud bringing outbreaks of rain to the northwest at times. Fog patches are possible overnight for many although these will quickly clear through the mornings. Temperatures are likely to be warm for most parts of the UK well into the middle of August.

    Updated at: 1305 on Mon 10 Aug 2020

    UK Outlook for Tuesday 25 Aug 2020 to Tuesday 8 Sep 2020:

    Confidence is low for this period. Northwestern areas of the UK will probably be changeable with periods of cloudy skies, outbreaks of rain and strengthening winds interspersed with drier, brighter spells. Further south and southeast it is likely to be drier and warmer with more in the way of sunshine. Hot conditions may affect the southeast at times, bringing a risk of thunderstorms which may spread further north at times. Towards the end of August and into early September, more changeable and cooler conditions may become more widely established across the UK as a whole.

    Updated at: 1305 on Mon 10 Aug 2020

    Location Details

    Padiham

    Location: 53.8019, -2.3143

    Altitude: 89.0 m above mean sea level

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