Some bright or sunny intervals and scattered showers. Some of the showers will be heavy with the chance of hail and thunder, the heaviest showers likely to be over Caithness. Maximum temperature 20 °C.
Heavy showers this evening will gradually become lighter and more confined to the northwest overnight, with East Highland becoming dry with some clear spells. Minimum temperature 10 °C.
A bright day with some sunshine at times. A few showers developing, though will be less heavy than today. Maximum temperature 21 °C.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday:
Sunshine and a few showers on Saturday, some parts staying dry. A dry start on Sunday then rain arriving later, becoming heavy in west. Further rain likely on Monday.
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.