Many parts of the UK saw glorious sunshine to start the
week. Again, there are sunny skies this morning, but some
parts now have a covering of grey as cloud moved in
overnight. Manchester had glorious blue skies for the street
vigil yesterday, but this morning there is a lot of cloud
over NW England, also SW England, N.Ireland and western
So mixed cloud over but pressure is building bringing more
settled, dry weather. And hotting up!
It is a mild start this morning, with the sun warming things
up nicely. The low cloud over SW Britain will thin and break
so some improvement for inland Devon and Cornwall and across
Wales. NW Britain will keep more cloud, even feel a bit damp
in the air over the higher ground and along the coast 13C.
There will be a moderate SW breeze. Northern Ireland will
brighten up slowly and see temperatures of 18 to 20C. Across
the rest of Britain temperatures will range from 17 to 26C
with very light winds. 26C is around London. Most places
will remain dry all day with patchy light rain brushing the
Scottish Islands before clearing away eastwards this evening
Tonight, will be close and muggy but dry.
We then see two or three hot days. Thursday looks hotter for
most with up to 27 or 28C likely. You can see the wide
spread of the higher temperatures on the image above. Around
the Thames estuary will feel fresher with an E breeze off
the sea. Southern Cornwall and Co. Down will catch a SE
Signs of change begin to appear later Friday. From the hot,
humid, sunny, dry weather to the threat of heavy rain even
thunder. During Saturday, there is still heat about.
Currently, SE Britain and NW Britain look to keep the high
temperatures and humidity. Eastern Britain has a fresher,
cooler breeze off the North Sea and southwestern areas begin
to see rain.
It looks like a band of heavy and thundery showers will move
NEâ€™wards across the UK. This means some areas will stay dry
and other will see hefty downpours. It will freshen the air
slightly. The current forecast shows the risk of rain over
eastern and northern Britain by Saturday evening.
By Sunday, the high pressure is back with more sunshine,
warmth and fine weather, just a cluster of showers in the
far north of Scotland.
For Bank holiday Monday, a lot of uncertainty so worth
checking back with the forecast. There could be showers
moving up into southern Britain, eastern areas look cooler
with a breeze off the sea and western parts will be quite
warm and brighter.