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
This period will tend to 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, southern and southeastern parts of the UK should see much drier and warmer weather, which could be hot and rather humid at times, especially in the first half of the next week. Thunderstorms could develop as any hot, settled weather breaks down from the west. Beyond that, the forecast is more uncertain, but overall the northwest to southeast split will most probably continue. The south and southeast are likely to see some rain but it will be less frequent than in the northwest.
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. As is often the case in summer, this could well mean plenty of fine, dry weather, interspersed with occasional rain or thundery outbreaks, leading to marked local variations in rainfall. Temperatures are likely to be above average, perhaps more especially in the south and west.