Cloud and rain, heavy at times, especially on hills overnight.
This Evening and Tonight:
A band of rain will continue to sink southwards this evening and overnight, heavy and persistent over higher ground of Cumbria. The rain easing towards dawn. It will be a windy night, especially around coasts and hills. Minimum temperature 11 °C.
A cloudy morning, with further outbreaks of patchy rain at times. The rain will return northwards, where heavy at times, especially on hills. Becoming drier and brighter in the south. Maximum temperature 21 °C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Friday will be cloudy, with light rain over the hills initially, then becoming dry with sunny spells. The weekend will be fine and dry and it will become very warm.
UK long range weather forecast
Monday will be dry and sunny for the majority, although with the continued risk of low cloud and fog around far west and northeastern coasts. A cloudier day for northwestern parts with strengthening winds and some rain here. Remaining very warm for most and hot in the southeast, with a small chance for some thundery showers here later on. Through the end of August and early September we will see a good deal of dry weather and sunshine. However, the north and northwest are likely to experience more unsettled periods with bands of rain followed by sunny spells and showers, with these conditions possibly spreading further south at times. Temperatures should be above average, most likely warm or very warm in the southeast, but nearer to average in the northwest.
Confidence remains rather low during this period. Southern areas are most likely to see the driest and sunniest weather in the early days of September, perhaps with some lingering wet and windy conditions affecting the north. However, longer spells of dry and sunny weather may occasionally develop across all parts. Temperatures are generally likely to be warmer than average, although there is little indication of anything exceptional at this time.