Becoming drier and brighter Saturday morning, heavy showers in afternoon
Cloudy, rather murky start with outbreaks of rain, perhaps heavy and thundery. Becoming brighter, with sunny spells by the afternoon, but scattered heavy showers will develop, with some slow moving, thundery downpours Mainly light winds and warm in the sunshine Maximum temperature 21 °C.
Sunny spells in evening as showers fade away, then clear periods overnight. Cloudier in west late in the night with a few showers over the hills. Light southwesterly winds, Minimum temperature 8 °C.
Sunny spells and a few, possibly sharp showers and warm in sunshine with moderate southwesterly winds. Becoming cloudier in afternoon with occasionally heavy rain and stronger southerly winds in evening. Maximum temperature 21 °C.
Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:
Windy on Monday, with some rain, heaviest in west, but drier, brighter later Bright and very warm on Tuesday and Wednesday, best of sunshine Wednesday but risk of heavy showers.
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.