Becoming drier and brighter Saturday morning, heavy showers in afternoon
Cloudy, rather murky start with outbreaks of heavy rain and possibly thunder. Gradually becoming brighter, with some sunny intervals developing, but heavy showers breaking out in afternoon, possibly slow moving, thundery downpours Mainly light winds and warm in the sunshine. Maximum temperature 21 °C.
Showers fading away in evening then sunny spells followed by clear periods overnight. Cloudier in west late in the night with a few showers over the hills. Light southwesterly winds, Minimum temperature 7 °C.
Sunny spells and scattered showers, with perhaps a few sharp showers in west, but warm in sunshine with moderate southwesterly winds. Cloudy in evening with rain and stronger southerly winds. Maximum temperature 21 °C.
Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:
Some rain on Monday, though bright or sunny spells possible in afternoon. Becoming brighter and warmer Tuesday and very warm Wednesday with some sunshine, but perhaps some sharp showers too..
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.