A mainly dry and bright start with some sunshine. Then clouding building through the morning with scattered showers developing, some of these occasionally heavy with thunder, though still some sunshine in between. Maximum temperature 20 °C.
Scattered heavy showers dying out during the evening with some late sunshine. Then dry overnight with some long clear spells. Minimum temperature 9 °C.
A bright start with some sunshine. Then becoming cloudy with more persistent rain spreading from southwest in the afternoon, some heavy. Maximum temperature 20 °C.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday:
Some sunshine, also a few heavy thundery showers on Saturday. Mainly dry and bright on Sunday, but breezy with patchy rain later. Monday warm but breezy, patchy rain.
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.