Thunder and heavy rain this morning, then drier and brighter.
Thunderstorms and heavy rain clearing away northwards through the morning. Then the rest of the day will be mainly dry with some warm sunshine, still an isolated heavy shower possible this afternoon. Western Isles and west coast may stay misty. Maximum temperature 25 °C.
Dry this evening, some warm sunshine over the mainland. The rest of the night will be mainly dry with clear periods although a brief shower possible across the Western Isles. Minimum temperature 12 °C.
Many places will be dry and quite sunny, feeling quite hot especially across Speyside. Chance of a thundery shower across the Western Isles. Maximum temperature 28 °C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Still very warm on Friday with the chance of showers. Unsettled on Saturday with rain in places, drier on Sunday but still a chance of rain in the southwest.
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.