Outbreaks of rain overnight, clearing to sunny spells on Thursday.
This Evening and Tonight:
Generally cloudy this evening with further showery outbreaks of rain at times. The rain will tend to ease during the early hours, with drier conditions with clear spells arriving in the west by morning. Minimum temperature 14 °C.
Any early patchy rain will quickly clear to leave a largely dry day with sunny spells and light winds. Still warm in the sunshine, although feeling slightly fresher than Wednesday. Maximum temperature 22 °C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Unsettled and breezy Friday with rain clearing to occasional showers late in the day. Sunny spells and heavy, thundery downpours on Saturday, but dry with some warm sunshine 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.