Issued by the Met Office on 2019-07-17 at 04:00:00
Cloudy rain at times today.
A cloudy day with outbreaks of rain in the west soon extending east. A few heavier outbreaks possible in the afternoon before it turns drier in western counties later this afternoon. Maximum Temperature 18C.
Cloud and rain across eastern counties will clear away this evening. The rest of the night will see clear periods with a few showers spreading into western counties. Minimum Temperature 11C.
A dry start in the east otherwise sunny intervals and scattered showers, these briefly heavy in the west. Maximum Temperature 19C.
Cloud and outbreaks of rain spreading north on Friday afternoon and evening, far northwest perhaps staying dry. Heavy showers likely on Saturday, drier by Sunday.
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.
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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