Today will be a day of sunshine and scattered showers. The showers will be heavy at times and the wind will strengthen. A band of occasionally heavy rain will then move into the northwest by the end of the day. Maximum temperature 20 °C.
The rain band will sink southwards tonight, with heavy outbreaks and strong winds. The rain will become patchier by dawn, with some clearer skies developing in the north. Minimum temperature 11 °C.
There will be patchy rain and cloudy skies during the morning. However, further heavy rain will move into the north, with strong winds. Maximum temperature 22 °C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Friday will be cloudy, with light rain over hills initially, then becoming dry with sunny spells. The weekend will be mostly dry and fine, and it will become warmer.
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.