Thunderstorms moving north overnight. Mainly dry with sunny spells Wednesday
This Evening and Tonight:
A very warm evening with sunny spells but increasing cloud brings thunderstorms north around midnight. Locally heavy rain, hail and gusty winds are possible through the early hours. Becoming drier from the south towards the end of the night. Humid. Minimum temperature 17 °C.
Any thunderstorms across the Lothians soon clearing with some good spells of sunshine developing and just a few afternoon showers. Feeling very warm again with southerly winds. Maximum temperature 25 °C.
Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:
Remaining very warm and humid with bright spells but also a few heavy and thundery showers possible at times. Becoming a little cooler with some rain on Saturday.
UK long range weather forecast
On Sunday spells of heavy and possibly thundery rain may affect Scotland and the far east and northeast of England, especially during the morning. Elsewhere sunny spells and scattered showers, but with some central and southeastern parts staying dry. At the start of next week there'll most probably be a good deal of dry weather with sunny spells, with showers most likely in the west and southwest where there may be some longer spells of rain at times. During the first week of August wet and occasionally windy weather is expected to mainly affect the northwest, with a better chance of drier and warmer weather in the south and east. Temperatures will generally be above the average, and possibly hot at times in the southeast.
As we move further into August, the final month of the meteorological summer, confidence is low in the forecast with no one single weather pattern looking to dominate. Whilst the north and northwest may see some spells of unsettled weather at first, with the best of the drier weather across the southeast, by the third week of August it looks as though settled weather may develop more widely for a time. However, there is also an increasing risk of showers or thunderstorms developing in the south. Temperatures are likely to be above average, perhaps more especially so in the south and southeast where hot weather on the near continent may spread in at times.