Rain clearing overnight, sunshine and showers Thursday.
This Evening and Tonight:
Cloudy this evening with showery outbreaks of rain, and with possibly some heavier rain at times across Cumbria. The rain will ease during the early hours, and drier conditions with clearing skies will arrive by dawn. Minimum temperature 10 °C.
Starting dry with sunny spells, however isolated showers will soon develop, with the showers most frequent in the far north. Warm in the sunshine, but overall a fresher feeling day. Maximum temperature 20 °C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Unsettled on Friday with some outbreaks of rain. Sunshine and scattered heavy, possibly thundery showers on Saturday. Drier for most with some warm sunshine on Sunday.
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.