Some bright or sunny intervals and scattered showers. Some of the showers will be heavy with the chance of hail and thunder, the heaviest showers likely to be over Lanarkshire. Maximum temperature 19 °C.
Heavy showers this evening will gradually become lighter and more confined to Argyll, with remaining areas becoming dry with some clear spells tonight. Minimum temperature 9 °C.
A bright start with some sunshine, a few showers mainly over Argyll. Then becoming cloudy with more persistent rain spreading from south in the afternoon, some heavy. Maximum temperature 20 °C.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday:
Sunny spells on Saturday, a few heavy showers in east. Bright start on Sunday then cloudy with some rain, heavy over Argyll. Further rain at times on Monday.
UK long range weather forecast
This period will tend to 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, southern and southeastern parts of the UK should see much drier and warmer weather, which could be hot and rather humid at times, especially early to mid next week. Potential for thunderstorms to develop as any hot, settled weather breaks down from the west. Beyond that, the signals become more mixed although overall the northwest to southeast split will most probably continue. The south and southeast is likely to see some rain but it will be less frequent than in the northwest.
As we move into 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 rain or thundery outbreaks, leading to marked local variations in rainfall. Temperatures are likely to be above average, perhaps more especially in the south and west.