Turning dry tonight. Sunshine and showers Thursday.
This Evening and Tonight:
Cloud and rain across eastern counties will soon clear away this evening leaving some late spells of sunshine. Overnight will see clear periods with a few showers spreading into western counties. Minimum temperature 9 °C.
A dry start in the east, otherwise sunny intervals and scattered showers, these briefly heavy in the afternoon. Maximum temperature 21 °C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Cloud and outbreaks of rain spreading north on Friday afternoon and evening, far northwest perhaps staying dry. Heavy showers likely on Saturday. Rain and strong winds likely later on Sunday.
UK long range weather forecast
This period will likely see a northwest to southeast split in the weather across the UK with northwestern parts experiencing spells of rain, which could be heavy at times, as well as some periods of strong wind bringing a risk of coastal gales. By contrast, the southern and southeastern parts of the UK should see much drier and warmer weather, which could become hot and rather humid at times, especially early to mid next week. The south and southeast will not be without rain but it will be less frequent than in the northwest. The weather signals become more mixed as we head towards the end of July, but the northwest to southeast split in the weather will most probably continue through this period.
As we move early August, the final month of the meteorological summer, confidence is low in the forecast with no one single weather pattern looking to dominate. As is often the case in summer, this could well mean plenty of fine, dry weather, interspersed with occasional thundery outbreaks, leading to marked local variations in rainfall. Temperatures are likely to be above average, perhaps more especially in the south and west.