The region will stay dry for the late afternoon and evening with some late sunny spells. It will tend to cloud over as the sun goes down and a few showers will develop overnight. Minimum temperature 12 °C.
Sunny spells will be interrupted by showers, including some heavy ones in the early afternoon. Persistent rain will move into Cumbria in the evening. Maximum temperature 20 °C.
Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:
Apart from a wet and windy spell in Cumbria and Lancashire late on Thursday, dry and bright weather will dominate the region. It will become quite warm into the weekend.
UK long range weather forecast
Sunday is expected to be dry, bright and warm across most of the UK. Temperatures will be well above average across the southeast, but remain closer to normal in the northwest. The odd shower is possible but most people won't see one. On Monday (the Bank Holiday except in Scotland), warm dry weather is expected again in the south and east, but it may be wetter and windier in the far northwest. In the following days, dry warm weather may well continue in the south and east, though there is a risk of some thundery showers moving up from the near continent. Northern parts of the UK may see further spells of wet and windy weather, though some drier warmer spells are likely here too.
Confidence remains rather low during this period. Southern areas are most likely to see the driest and sunniest weather in the early days of September, perhaps with some lingering wet and windy conditions affecting the north. However, longer spells of dry and sunny weather may occasionally develop across all parts. Temperatures are generally likely to be warmer than average, although there is little indication of anything exceptional at this time.