UK Plaintext Forecasts

Issued by the Met Office on 2019-07-17 at 04:00:00

London and Southeast England

Largely dry, very warm and sunny but cloudier later.

Today

Dry and sunny through the morning, and becoming very warm. The sunshine is then likely to turn increasingly hazy through the afternoon as high level cloud increases from the west. Maximum Temperature 26C.

Tonight

Cloudier conditions overnight with a few showers spreading to the west later. However, many places are likely to stay dry. Feeling rather warm, especially in urban areas. Minimum Temperature 14C.

Thursday

Rather cloudy start with scattered showers gradually moving eastwards. Perhaps locally heavy, even thundery, showers developing in the east for a time, before dry, sunny conditions follow from the west. Maximum Temperature 25C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday

Friday, a likely dry start, but turning wet and possibly windy later. Saturday, early rain clearing to sunshine and heavy, thundery showers. Sunday, sunny spells and scattered showers.

UK Outlook for Sunday 21 Jul 2019 to Tuesday 30 Jul 2019

Sunday will bring a mixture of sunshine and showers across northern Britain, with largely dry conditions to close out the weekend in the south. Into the start of next week, low pressure is most likely to be close to northwest Britain, bringing stronger winds and occasionally heavy rain. Further southeast, it should be mostly dry with the potential to tap into very warm air drifting north out of Europe. Towards midweek, the wetter and somewhat cooler weather in the northwest looks to push further southeast, displacing the warmth and sunshine here. By the end of the month, a more widely changeable pattern looks most likely, with the wettest weather most likely further to the northwest, and sunshine more prevalent in the southeast.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 31 Jul 2019 to Wednesday 14 Aug 2019

As we move into 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 pan out above average, perhaps more especially in the south and west.

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