Rain Wednesday evening, sunny spells and isolated showers on Thursday.
This Evening and Tonight:
Cloudy this evening with outbreaks of rain, heavy in places. Further rain or drizzle during the early hours of the morning, before becoming mostly dry by dawn. Minimum temperature 12 °C.
Early cloud breaking up with sunny spells developing. Mostly dry, although some isolated afternoon showers may develop. Any showers dying out by evening, then dry with clear spells overnight. Maximum temperature 22 °C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Cloudy Friday with outbreaks of rain, heavy at times. Warm sunny spells and showers on Saturday, some heavy with a risk of thunderstorms. Mostly dry Sunday, perhaps some rain later.
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.