Starting fine with spells of hazy sunshine throughout the morning. Cloud will continue to thicken though with showery rain arriving during the afternoon and evening. Some southern parts of the region may remain dry and all will feel warm. Maximum temperature 24 °C.
Remaining warm overnight with further outbreaks of mainly light, showery rain. This will tend to ease by dawn with most places becoming dry. Minimum temperature 15 °C.
Mainly dry on Thursday with light winds and warm spells of sunshine, although feeling slightly fresher. Maximum temperature 22 °C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Unsettled on Friday with stronger winds and outbreaks of heavy rain possible. This clears to sunshine and heavy, thundery showers on Saturday, but most will be dry again by 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.