Turning mainly sunny after cloudy start. Feeling very warm inland.
Most areas starting cloudy before becoming sunnier during the morning. Feeling very warm by the afternoon. Cloud may persist for longer towards London and Kent. It will be breezy with strong and gusty winds near some coasts. Maximum temperature 26 °C.
Areas of cloud affecting some far eastern areas are expected to spread further west to reach most parts overnight. Strong winds affecting most coasts. Minimum temperature 12 °C.
Friday starting mainly cloudy, but brightening up to give long sunny spells and feeling hot inland. Breezy with strong coastal winds. Maximum temperature 27 °C.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday:
Saturday hot and sunny with light winds. Much cooler for Sunday and Monday with a westerly breeze and probably remaining dry with some sunshine.
UK long range weather forecast
By Monday, fresher and less warm weather will spread to all areas. The north of the UK will probably be rather wet and windy but southern parts are likely to be drier. Winds and rain will probably ease on Tuesday and Wednesday, apart from the far south, where it may become more breezy for at time. Most of the UK is likely to have some warm sunshine on those days, though it is not expected to be as warm as this week. Over the following days, the most likely scenario is for mainly dry, bright and warm weather to continue though there is no special signal for particularly hot temperatures. Early morning mist or short-lived wetter and windier weather are also likely at times.
Dry, bright and often warm weather is the most likely scenario for the first few days of this period, though some wind and rain is likely at times. This could well continue later into July, perhaps with some hot weather spreading from the continent at times. However, the situation is very uncertain by then. If blocked high pressure were to be displaced significantly to the west or the east of the UK, we could end up with some changeable weather with significant rainfall at times.