Rain in west clearing. Otherwise, very warm with increasing sunshine.
Patchy rain in the west slowly clearing away to the north with winds easing. Mainly dry elsewhere with increasing amounts of very warm afternoon sunshine after a mainly cloudy start. Maximum temperature 24 °C.
A sunny evening for most but cloudier over the Western Isles at first. Clear skies at first overnight then thundery showers will arrive from the south, some heavy downpours possible. Minimum temperature 17 °C.
Thundery showers will move away to the north. Becoming mainly dry and bright except for the odd afternoon shower. Feeling very warm again, especially in the east. Maximum temperature 25 °C.
Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:
Very warm and humid with bright spells but also a few heavy and thundery showers possible. Becoming a little cooler on Saturday.
UK long range weather forecast
Low confidence in the forecast for the weekend, with uncertainty in regard to the track and development of an area of low pressure southwest of the UK. This may bring a spell of wet and windy weather northeastwards across the UK during Saturday and Sunday. However, it should stay largely dry in the east and southeast. It will remain very warm in the southeast, with some localised heavy rain or thunderstorms possible. Into next week and we are likely to see a northwest/southeast split in the weather across the UK, with further showers or longer spells of rain affecting northwestern parts, with a better chance of drier and warmer weather in the south and east. Temperatures will generally be above the average for the time of year.
As we move further into 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 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, especially in western and southern areas. However, confidence falls as we head into late August.