Rain spreading in Wednesday night, sunny spells later Thursday.
This Evening and Tonight:
Dry at first this evening with some hazy sunshine. Cloud increases from the west overnight bringing outbreaks of rain or drizzle. Muggy and humid, especially in urban areas. Minimum temperature 13 °C.
Cloudy with outbreaks of rain or drizzle during the morning. Sunny periods during the afternoon, perhaps with the odd heavy shower in the east. Dry with clear spells overnight. Maximum temperature 26 °C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Cloudy Friday with outbreaks of rain, heavy at times. Warm sunny spells and showers on Saturday, some heavy with a risk of thunderstorms. Dry, bright and very warm on Sunday.
UK long range weather forecast
This period will likely see a northwest to southeast split in the weather across the UK with northwestern parts experiencing spells of rain, which could be heavy at times, as well as some periods of strong wind bringing a risk of coastal gales. By contrast, the southern and southeastern parts of the UK should see much drier and warmer weather, which could become hot and rather humid at times, especially early to mid next week. The south and southeast will not be without rain but it will be less frequent than in the northwest. The weather signals become more mixed as we head towards the end of July, but the northwest to southeast split in the weather will most probably continue through this period.
As we move early August, the final month of the meteorological summer, confidence is low in the forecast with no one single weather pattern looking to dominate. As is often the case in summer, this could well mean plenty of fine, dry weather, interspersed with occasional thundery outbreaks, leading to marked local variations in rainfall. Temperatures are likely to be above average, perhaps more especially in the south and west.