Dry morning with warm sunny spells, showery rain later.
A dry morning with warm sunny spells. However, sunshine becoming increasing hazy as cloud thickens into the afternoon with some showery rain moving east. The showery rain becomes a little more frequent into the evening, with the odd heavier burst. Maximum temperature 24 °C.
Cloud and showery rain continues into the overnight period, but becomes increasingly confined to the east as clearer, drier conditions reach the west later. Minimum temperature 13 °C.
Most places should become dry with sunny spells, but there will be a scattering of showers, these mainly across the Pennines through the middle part of the day. Maximum temperature 22 °C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Friday, probably a dry start, but turning wet and possibly windy later. Saturday, overnight rain clearing to sunshine and heavy, thundery showers. Sunday, sunny spells and scattered showers.
UK long range weather forecast
Sunday will bring a mixture of sunshine and showers across northern Britain, with largely dry conditions to close out the weekend in the south. Into the start of next week, low pressure is most likely to be close to northwest Britain, bringing stronger winds and occasionally heavy rain. Further southeast, it should be mostly dry with the potential to tap into very warm air drifting north out of Europe. Towards midweek, the wetter and somewhat cooler weather in the northwest looks to push further southeast, displacing the warmth and sunshine here. By the end of the month, a more widely changeable pattern looks most likely, with the wettest weather most likely further to the northwest, and sunshine more prevalent in the southeast.
As we move into 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 pan out above average, perhaps more especially in the south and west.