Dry with clear spells tonight. Rain spreading northeast on Friday.
This Evening and Tonight:
Daytime showers will soon fade this evening to leave a largely dry night, with clear spells for many. However, cloud will increase from the southwest, especially towards the south, by the end of the night. Minimum temperature 12 °C.
Cloud and rain, heavy at times, will spread northeast across all parts during the morning. Brighter conditions will follow during the afternoon, with a few showers, possibly heavy. Feeling humid. Maximum temperature 22 °C.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday:
Sunny spells and slow-moving, heavy and thundery showers on Saturday, but mostly dry and bright on Sunday. Mostly dry and windy on Monday. Turning increasingly warm and rather humid.
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.