Cool, cloudy far north. Very warm and sunny elsewhere
The Western Isles, northern Sutherland and Caithness mostly cloudy and cool with perhaps the odd spot of drizzle. Elsewhere though a dry day with long spells of unbroken very warm sunshine. The northwesterly breeze across the far north will ease. Maximum temperature 24 °C.
Continuing rather cloudy across Lewis and the far north. Otherwise evening sunshine giving way to clear skies overnight, although haar likely around Inverness and the northern Great Glen. Minimum temperature 8 °C.
Haar and cloud in north soon clearing to leave another dry and sunny day with temperatures up a touch on Thursday. Southerly breeze developing later with risk of evening showers. Maximum temperature 26 °C.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday:
Still warm with sunny spells and a few showers Saturday. Turning much cooler through Sunday and Monday with showers or longer spells of rain with fresh southwesterly then northwesterly winds.
UK long range weather forecast
There will be showers in the north on Tuesday, with fine and dry conditions in the south. Most of the UK is likely to have some warm sunshine over the next few days, though it is not expected to be as hot as this week. It will be often dry and sunny for many eastern and southern areas, with the cloudiest conditions and likelihood of spells of rain across the north and northwest. Into next weekend confidence falls low. However, the most likely scenario is for mainly dry, bright and warm weather to continue, with warm temperatures mostly in the south and east but some cool nights will be possible too. Short-lived wetter and windier weather will also be likely at times, mainly in the north or northwest.
Dry, bright and often warm weather is the most likely scenario for the first few days of this period. This could well continue later into July, perhaps with some hot weather spreading from the continent at times. However, the situation is very uncertain by then. If blocked high pressure were to be displaced significantly to the west or the east of the UK, we could end up with some changeable weather with significant rainfall at times.