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
This period will tend to 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, southern and southeastern parts of the UK should see much drier and warmer weather, which could be hot and rather humid at times, especially in the first half of the next week. Thunderstorms could develop as any hot, settled weather breaks down from the west. Beyond that, the forecast is more uncertain, but overall the northwest to southeast split will most probably continue. The south and southeast are likely to see some rain but it will be less frequent than in the northwest.
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. As is often the case in summer, this could well mean plenty of fine, dry weather, interspersed with occasional rain or thundery outbreaks, leading to marked local variations in rainfall. Temperatures are likely to be above average, perhaps more especially in the south and west.