Dry morning with warm sunny spells, showery rain later.
A dry start to the day with warm sunny spells. However, cloud increasing into the afternoon with some showery rain moving east. The showery rain becomes a little more persistent into the evening, with the odd heavier burst. Maximum temperature 23 °C.
Cloud and showery rain continues into the overnight period, but clearer, drier conditions will follow from the west later, extending across most places after daybreak. Minimum temperature 12 °C.
Most places should remain dry with sunny spells, but there will be a scattering of showers, these mainly across western and northern hills. Maximum temperature 21 °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.