Mostly dry today, before turning wet and rather windy tomorrow.
Mostly cloudy at first, but steadily brightening up with plenty of bright or sunny spells developing through the day. Winds will be light so it will be warm, although feeling slightly fresher than the last few days. Maximum temperature 23 °C.
A dry start to the night with long clear spells. Cloud will thicken though, with outbreaks of light rain reaching western fringes on the region rafter dawn. Minimum temperature 11 °C.
Wet and rather windy with pulses and heavy rain spreading eastwards, and the potential for scattered thundery downpours. A little sunshine possible, most likely later on. Maximum temperature 22 °C.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday:
Sunshine and scattered thundery showers on Saturday but mostly dry with sunny spells on Sunday. Fine and sunny on Monday. Turning increasingly warm and humid.
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.