Mostly cloudy but mainly dry. Northwesterly breeze easing
Another mostly cloudy and mainly dry day, although a few spots of drizzle are possible, mainly over western coasts and hills. The best chance of any brighter spells is across eastern parts. Occasionally fresh northwesterly winds easing. Maximum temperature 15 °C.
It remains mostly cloudy with the odd spot of drizzle through the evening and overnight. However some clearer spells may develop over Orkney later in night. Mainly light westerly winds. Minimum temperature 9 °C.
Shetland continues to see a mostly cloudy day, although may become brighter through the afternoon. However Orkney see sunny spells developing as winds become more southerly. Risk of evening haar. Maximum temperature 17 °C.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday:
Any haar soon clears Saturday with warm sunshine developing, risk of showers later. Sunday and Monday look cooler again with showers or longer spells of rain as southwesterly winds strengthen.
UK long range weather forecast
There will be showers in the north on Tuesday, with fine and dry conditions in the south. Most of the UK is likely to have some warm sunshine over the next few days, though it is not expected to be as hot as this week. It will be often dry and sunny for many eastern and southern areas, with the cloudiest conditions and likelihood of spells of rain across the north and northwest. Into next weekend confidence falls low. However, the most likely scenario is for mainly dry, bright and warm weather to continue, with warm temperatures mostly in the south and east but some cool nights will be possible too. Short-lived wetter and windier weather will also be likely at times, mainly in the north or northwest.
Dry, bright and often warm weather is the most likely scenario for the first few days of this period. This could well continue later into July, perhaps with some hot weather spreading from the continent at times. However, the situation is very uncertain by then. If blocked high pressure were to be displaced significantly to the west or the east of the UK, we could end up with some changeable weather with significant rainfall at times.