Severe weather warnings
Sunday A front brings rain to northwest Scotland through Sunday with plenty of low cloud shrouding the hills. The risk of some low cloud and drizzle in western Ireland, but fair to the east with some warm sunshine. This allowing for showers to form here this afternoon. For England, Wales, southern and eastern Scotland it is likely to be dry with sunshine although this hazy in the north. This afternoon staying generally dry with good spells of warm sunshine, a low risk of an isolated showers developing. Highs near 29C in southern England, 15C in western Scotland and 17C in western Ireland, generally 21 to 27C for most.
Sunday Night Dry with variable cloud in most of England and Wales tonight. An area of showers may affect eastern Ireland, developing as they track northeast to affect northwest England and northwest Wales by the morning. A front lying northeast to southwest through Scotland and western Ireland bringing some outbreaks of rain here, most on western coasts and hills but some moderate bursts inland too. Lows at 11 to 15C.
Monday A front brings cloud and rain through northern England and northwest Wales on Monday morning. Further rain extending from western Scotland to the north and west of Ireland. Cloud affecting southern England but dry with sunny spells for many. The afternoon sees the risk of some heavy showers developing in eastern and central England, these more isolated in Wales. Further cloud and outbreaks of rain for southwest Scotland and Ireland. Turning drier in northwest Scotland. Highs at a hot 30C in southeast England, 22 to 28C for many and 16C in western Scotland and northwest Ireland.
Tuesday Weak cold fronts affecting most of southern and eastern Scotland, eastern Ireland, northern England and Wales on Tuesday. These bring some showery spots of rain which may become heavier and thundery into the afternoon. Brighter and drier in western Scotland and western Ireland as well as in east Anglia and southern England. Temperatures could get to 32C in southeast England and widely 24 to 28C ahead of the fronts. Cooler air arrives behind the fronts at 17 to 21C.
Warm and humid south, fresher north & west Good morning, Slack pressure resides across the British Isles today. The remnants of a front influences southern areas, bringing cloudy skies and a little rain or drizzle in the morning. Small chance of a residual shower in the south by afternoon. Otherwise largely dry. Brighter skies toward the north and east, and some sunshine should break through at times. Winds mostly light, but a fresh westerly breeze affects western areas, especially near coasts.
A warm front pushes into north-west Scotland later, bringing some drizzly rain to the West Highlands by evening. Today's top temperatures will reach a fairly humid 23 to 26C in central-eastern England and the south-east, but the north and west will be nearer 18 to 22C. Have a great day. Garry
Weak fronts bringing cloud and patchy rain to north and west, increasingly hot east and south A mixed week overall as fronts bring some showery rain into northern and western areas. Tending to become hot across southern and eastern parts of the UK and perhaps thundery into the end of the wek and next weekend.
For the weather for the next few days click here Tuesday 24/7/18 Weak cold fronts affecting most of southern and eastern Scotland, eastern Ireland, northern England and Wales on Tuesday. These bring some showery spots of rain which may become heavier and thundery into the afternoon. Brighter and drier in western Scotland and western Ireland as well as in east Anglia and southern England. Temperatures could get to 32C in southeast England and widely 24 to 28C ahead of the fronts. Cooler air arrives behind the fronts at 17 to 21C.
Wednesday 25/7/18 A slack pressure flow over the UK on Wednesday with weak fronts bringing some patchy cloud. Most areas will be dry with good spells of sunshine although some showers could form along eastern coasts. Cloud and brisker winds in western Ireland with the risk of some rain here and a front approaches. Highs at 29C in southeast England, 17C in western Ireland and western Scotland.
Thursday 26/7/18 Higher pressure east of the UK on Thursday with low pressure west of Ireland. This pushes fronts eastwards which may bring some cloud and outbreaks of light rain to Ireland and the west of the UK. Central and eastern parts are expected to stay dry with lots of sunshine. Highs at 30C in the southeast, 17C in northern Scotland, more widely 22 to 28C.
Friday 27/7/18 A weak front slips into northern England and Wales on Friday bringing some cloud and a few spots of rain. Scattered showers in western Scotland, otherwise dry.Fair for most of the rest of England and Wales with good sunny spells here. Highs potentially to 34C in eastern England, 17C in western Ireland.
Saturday 28/7/18 The threat of some thunderstorms in Eastern England early on Saturday as the remnants of a front clear east. Brighter, fresher weather in the west under a ridge of high pressure. Tops near 26C in southeast England, 18C in western Scotland and western Ireland. Sunday 29/7/18 A fresher day on Sunday as a ridge of high pressure builds. This could allow for some showers in the east of England and First, but dry for most with good spells of sunshine. Highs at 19 to 26C.
Dry weather overall but some more mixed periods too After the recent dry conditions late July may turn more mixed. The west of Ireland and Scotland will be the first to experience the more mixed weather which will eventually spread eastwards to all areas for a time. Drier weather may return mid month and it could become very warm. *21/7/18 - 27/7/18* Predominantly dry. Sunny spells and very warm in places. Scattered showers. Some rain western Scotland and Ireland. Hints of some more mixed weather later in the week? *28/7/18 - 3/8/18* Potential for a more mixed week? May be rain in Ireland and spells of rain western UK. Eastern UK could be drier and warmer. *4/8/18 - 10/8/18* East may stay dry and warm. Showers retreat westwards. May be warm for all. *11/8/18 - 17/8/18* Mixed conditions may return to western areas with showers. Eastern parts of the UK may become drier and warmer again. **ends** Simon Keeling Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
*August* The month is expected to start mixed with westerly winds. Most rain to the north nd west. Uncertainty in how much rain my be to the south. Cooler and more mixed than July, although temperatures near average. Warmer and more settled second half of the month, warmer. *September* A warm month. High pressure to the east and north. tendency to drier and warm weather north and east. May be some rain in west at times, although drier days here too. Possibly fine end to the month? Simon Keeling
Torrential storms in parts of central Europe Sunday Chance of an isolated thunderstorm for eastern Spain and central France, but much of western Europe will be dry and very warm. Thundery rain breaking out widely for Alpine regions and southern-central Germany. Thunderstorms also possible for parts of Hungary, Slovakia and Romania. The Low Countries should be dry with some sunshine. Staying hot for the Mediterranean, with extensive sunshine for Italy, the Balkans and Greece . Poland and the Baltic states should be dry. Staying generally warm for Scandinavia, but thunderstorms affect northern Sweden and Finland, with torrential slow-moving downpours possible.
Monday A fair day for all parts of Spain with good spells of sunshine. Staying fine in the Balearics with more sunshine. Heavy showers in Italy and these could be thundery. Greece will be dry too with lots of sunshine. Warm and dry in Turkey with plenty of sunshine. France is going to be dry with lots of sunshine and it will be warm too. Staying very warm in the Low Countries and Germany. Poland will have a scattering of thunderstorms. Torrential storms and some hail could affect Austria, Hungary and Switzerland. Sunny spells and dry in Denmark. More sunshine in Sweden and dry too. An isolated shower in the Baltic States. Finland will have plenty of sunshine and be dry. Norway sees isolated showers on the coasts, otherwise dry with sunny spells.
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