Murky start Saturday but becoming brighter, though some showers
Murky start, but any showers soon clearing and becoming brighter in morning. Some warm sunny spells developing, but scattered showers, perhaps sharp in north later. Fresh northwesterly winds in north and over coasts at first, but lighter southwest winds later. Maximum temperature 21 °C.
Sunny spells in the evening as showers fade away, then clear spells overnight but cloud increasing later in night with perhaps a little rain in west. Mostly light southwesterly winds Minimum temperature 8 °C.
Some early brightness, but cloud soon thickening with outbreaks of rain developing along with strong southerly winds. Heavy rain at times in afternoon and evening especially across north and west Maximum temperature 18 °C.
Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:
Still some heavy rain Monday and windy, but becoming drier, perhaps brighter in south.Rain at first in north Tuesday, then drier and brighter, Sunny spells and heavy showers Wednesday.
UK long range weather forecast
A cold front is likely to make some progress eastwards across the UK on Thursday, with the potential for heavy showers and thunderstorms. Some hot or very hot conditions may persist in the east ahead of this, especially in the southeast. Into the weekend, confidence falls low, but following the cold front, fresher conditions will be the most likely. A northwest to southeast split will be the most likely scenario. The northwest is likely to see further spells of rain and strong winds at times, with temperatures near or a little below average. The south and southeast are likely to see localised heavy rain, with thunderstorms possible, but it will stay warm or very warm into the start of August.
As we move into early August, the final month of the meteorological summer, confidence is low in the forecast with no one single weather pattern looking to dominate. It is most likely that low pressure to the north and northwest of the UK will give further rise to showers or longer spells of rain in the northwest, with the better chance of drier weather in the southeast. Temperatures will likely be above average, perhaps mostly in western and southern areas. However, confidence falls as we head through August.