Hot spell to bring heatwave
It’ll turn hot across England and Wales over the next few days as a heatwave develops across southern and eastern areas, with exceptionally high temperatures c…Read more
Fine and very warm on Friday with some sunny spells.
Any early mist patches, mainly affecting the Pennines, soon clearing, leaving a dry day with sunny spells. Becoming very warm, especially across more eastern areas. Winds will remain generally light. Maximum temperature 27 °C.
A fine end to the day with some clear spells. Areas of low cloud and mist are expected to form overnight, especially across more western hills. Minimum temperature 14 °C.
Another mostly fine day is likely on Saturday once mist clears but feeling cooler as a freshening northeasterly wind develops Turning more cloudy but probably staying dry. Maximum temperature 22 °C.
Sunday generally cloudy with possible showers and a cool northeasterly breeze. On Monday and Tuesday brighter but a chance of some showers, which could be thundery. Becoming warmer inland.
There should be a gradual change in conditions through this period as the warm or very warm weather will most likely be displaced east and southeastwards. It will be replaced by fresher, changeable conditions from the west. There should still be a good deal of fine and dry weather across the UK through the period. However, there is a continued risk of heavy showers and thunderstorms in many areas, particularly across the south earlier on in the period. It will be widely warm or very warm at the start of the period, and it could be hot in the southeast at times. Towards the end of the period, temperatures will trend back to near the average for most areas, with the southeast possibly staying warm.
Confidence remains fairly low for this period. The south is most likely to see the best of any fine and dry weather as westerlies and southwesterlies dominate. Elsewhere could see some periods of dry and settled weather interspersed with occasional bouts of wetter and windier weather, primarily from Atlantic frontal systems. The wettest and windiest conditions will most likely be towards the northwest, with the southeast staying driest. Temperatures will be most likely around average or slightly above. There could be some short-lived very warm spells, most likely confined to the south and southeast of the UK.