Rain clearing then mostly dry with some warm sunshine
A cloudy start with outbreaks of rain. The rain will slowly fade through the morning, with sunny spells developing through the afternoon. Most places will become dry, with just an isolated shower possible. Feeling warm in the sunnier breaks. Maximum temperature 20 °C.
After a fine evening, it will stay mostly dry overnight with clear spells. Perhaps some low cloud forming on the hills tops later. A fresher night compared to recent nights. Minimum temperature 10 °C.
A dry and bright day, with plenty of warm sunny spells for most. Turning increasingly windy across Cumbria later in the afternoon, with some rain arriving here by the evening. Maximum temperature 23 °C.
Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:
Further rain across the north of the region on Monday, though clearing on Tuesday. Elsewhere, fine with sunny spells and turning increasingly hot. An increased risk of thunderstorms by 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.