Showery start Saturday, but drier, brighter by the afternoon
Mostly cloudy start with showers, some heavy, but becoming drier and brighter through the morning with low cloud and murk in east lifting. Some sunshine in the afternoon, especially in the west, but scattered showers in the east. Light winds. Maximum temperature 19 °C.
Some evening sunshine, with most showers dying out, then clear spells but becoming cloudier with some showers into the west by the morning. Southwesterly winds freshening over coasts. Minimum temperature 9 °C.
Bright or sunny spells with scattered showers, but cloud will thicken through the afternoon to bring heavy rain by the evening as southwesterly winds strengthen. Maximum temperature 18 °C.
Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:
Windy and wet through Monday, with very heavy rain in west. Cloudy, damp start Tuesday but gradually becoming drier and brighter.Sunny spells and warm Wednesday but sharp showers developing.
UK long range weather forecast
A cold front is likely to make some progress eastwards across the UK on Thursday, with the potential for heavy showers and thunderstorms. Some hot or very hot conditions may persist in the east ahead of this, especially in the southeast. Into the weekend, confidence falls low, but following the cold front, fresher conditions will be the most likely. A northwest to southeast split will be the most likely scenario. The northwest is likely to see further spells of rain and strong winds at times, with temperatures near or a little below average. The south and southeast are likely to see localised heavy rain, with thunderstorms possible, but it will stay warm or very warm into the start of August.
As we move into early August, the final month of the meteorological summer, confidence is low in the forecast with no one single weather pattern looking to dominate. It is most likely that low pressure to the north and northwest of the UK will give further rise to showers or longer spells of rain in the northwest, with the better chance of drier weather in the southeast. Temperatures will likely be above average, perhaps mostly in western and southern areas. However, confidence falls as we head through August.