Rain clearing this evening. Sunshine and showers Thursday.
This Evening and Tonight:
Outbreaks of rain this evening, heavy at times. These clear Galloway late evening, clearing eastern parts after midnight. The rest of the night will be largely dry with some lengthy clear periods, particularly across the Borders. Minimum temperature 8 °C.
A mainly dry and bright start. Then clouding building through the morning with scattered showers developing, some of these occasionally heavy with thunder. Turning drier through the evening. Maximum temperature 20 °C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
A few showers on Friday, perhaps a longer spell of rain later in the day. Bright with scattered heavy showers Saturday. Drier on Sunday, but strengthening winds and 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.