Heavy showers and thunderstorms clearing Lothian and Borders this morning to leave the rest of the day dry and bright. Cloudy damp start across the southwest, turning dry and brighter by afternoon, some mist lingering along the Solway coast. Maximum temperature 25 °C.
Dry this evening with some warm sunshine. The rest of the night will be dry with clear periods, some misty low cloud developing across Galloway. Minimum temperature 12 °C.
Any low cloud soon burning off to leave all parts with dry, hot and mostly sunny day. Brisk southeasterly wind across Galloway keeping it a little cooler. Maximum temperature 30 °C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Mainly dry and still quite hot across the east on Friday, showery rain in the southwest. Becoming unsettled over the weekend with some rain.
UK long range weather forecast
On Sunday spells of heavy and possibly thundery rain may affect Scotland and the far east and northeast of England, especially during the morning. Elsewhere sunny spells and scattered showers, but with some central and southeastern parts staying dry. At the start of next week there'll most probably be a good deal of dry weather with sunny spells, with showers most likely in the west and southwest where there may be some longer spells of rain at times. During the first week of August wet and occasionally windy weather is expected to mainly affect the northwest, with a better chance of drier and warmer weather in the south and east. Temperatures will generally be above the average, and possibly hot at times in the southeast.
As we move further into August, the final month of the meteorological summer, confidence is low in the forecast with no one single weather pattern looking to dominate. Whilst the north and northwest may see some spells of unsettled weather at first, with the best of the drier weather across the southeast, by the third week of August it looks as though settled weather may develop more widely for a time. However, there is also an increasing risk of showers or thunderstorms developing in the south. Temperatures are likely to be above average, perhaps more especially so in the south and southeast where hot weather on the near continent may spread in at times.