Far north and west rather cloudy. Mostly sunny elsewhere
Rather cloudy across the far north and the Western Isles, otherwise a largely sunny day with only small amounts of cloud. Occasionally fresh northerly or northwesterly breeze for the north and west. Maximum temperature 20 °C.
Western Isles and far north remain dry but largely cloudy. Elsewhere evening sunshine gives way to long clear spells overnight. Breezy in far north, otherwise mainly light winds. Minimum temperature 6 °C.
Lewis and the north of Caithness and Sutherland mostly cloudy, otherwise a largely sunny day and it will become very warm. Light winds. Maximum temperature 23 °C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Largely sunny and very warm Friday, although the far north occasionally cloudier. Cloudier and cooler this weekend with showers or longer spells of rain, best of any sunshine in east.
UK long range weather forecast
Sunday will be fresher than of late, with sunny spells and occasional showers. The showers will be heaviest in the northwest, where there will be a risk of thunderstorms and coastal gales. However southeastern areas will stay dry, warm and humid. By Monday, the fresher conditions will spread to all areas. It will likely stay drier across the south and southeast though. Thereafter, as we go into early July the most likely scenario is for a continuation for warm or very warm, perhaps locally hot, and potentially thundery, weather possible for parts of the UK. There is likely to be occasional spells of dry and fine weather though. Temperatures will return closer to normal after a potentially very warm or hot spell of weather at the start of the period.
During the first half of July confidence in the forecast becomes very low. It seems most probable that high pressure will be close to the north and east of the UK, with lower pressure and Atlantic frontal systems nearer the southwest. This would bring more unsettled weather over southern and southwestern parts of the UK, with some rain or showers. However, the north and east would see more in the way of drier and settled weather. Temperatures during this period are likely to be around or slightly above normal.