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UK Forecast: A wet afternoon in south - Scattered showers to north, Jul 28 - 13:51

Saturday A breezy morning across Scotland and Ireland with some heavy showers in the west. There could be a few cracks of thunder mixed with the showers. Eastern areas of Scotland and much of Ireland should be drier with sunny spells, just a few showers in the afternoon, especially in eastern and southern Scotland. Much dry weather for northern England and Wales with sunny spells to start the day. Despite a dry start in southern England, cloud and outbreaks of rain will be arriving in the early afternoon, this edging slowly northwards and becoming more persistent, leading to a wet evening. Highs at 17 to 24C.

Saturday Night An area of heavy rain moves through southern England and into the Midlands and East Anglia this evening and overnight. The rain not clearing eastern areas of England until the morning. Scattered showers affecting western coasts and hills, but drier weather with clearer spells elsewhere. Lows near 8 to 12C.

Sunday Low pressure dominates on Sunday, this being centred across Scotland. There will be heavy showers, merging to longer spells of rain at times, and most of these affecting northern and western parts of the UK and Ireland. The showers tending to be more scattered in the east and southeast with any morning rain clearing quickly from northeast England. The best of any sunshine in the east. Highs at 17 to 22C.

Monday Low pressure remains to the north of Scotland on Monday. This brings a further day of sunshine and showers across most of Scotland, Ireland, western Wales and much of northwest England. There will be less showers in southern, eastern and central parts of England as well as eastern Wales with the best sunshine here and some of these areas staying dry throughout the day. Highs at 17 to 23C.

Morning Call: Rain in south - Breezy with showers, Jul 28 - 05:44

Breezy with sunshine and showers, longer spells of rain to the south Good morning, A fair morning with sunny spells across much of southern Ireland, Wales and southern England. Showers in Northern Ireland and northern England as well as Scotland, with little change expected during the day.

After a fair start in southern England, Wales and southern England, cloud will be thickening bringing rain to southern Ireland and southwest England during the morning. A brisk southwest flow affecting all areas.

The area of rain passes across Wales, central and southern England this afternoon, some of it heavy over the hills. Drier weather follows through Ireland and western Wales as well as southwest England. Heavy showers continue in western Scotland and Ireland. Eastern areas will be drier.

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Week ahead: Drier days next week? - Mostly mixed, Jul 28 - 13:08

Hints of a drier day or two for the east next week, but staying mixed overall Before you get too excited by the headline, drier weather is likely only to last for two or three days next week, and most of that in the east and south. Elsewhere it will be mixed again, although there will be some more widespread drier weather early in the new week. Turning more unsettled again later on as low pressure returns, most of the rain and wind to the west.

For the weather for the next few days click here Monday 31/7/17 Low pressure remains to the north of Scotland on Monday. This brings a further day of sunshine and showers across most of Scotland, Ireland, western Wales and much of northwest England. There will be less showers in southern, eastern and central parts of England as well as eastern Wales with the best sunshine here and some of these areas staying dry throughout the day. Highs at 17 to 23C.

Tuesday 1/8/17 A southwesterly flow on Tuesday as low pressure clears to the north. This brings more scattered showers to Ireland and Scotland with a few on other western coasts. Generally though many places are expected to be dry with sunny spells, the best in the east. Tops near 17 to 25C.

Wednesday 2/8/17 Hints of a mostly dry day across much of eastern, central and southern England as well as Wales on Wednesday. Lower pressure west of Ireland pushes fronts eastwards, these bringing rain and strong winds across Ireland and western Scotland. Tops of 18 to 26C.

Thursday 3/8/17 Low pressure is expected to be centred to the northwest of Ireland on Thursday. Rain passes through Scotland and northern England as well as Wales, although more southern and central areas of England are likely to be drier. Showers and strong winds follow into Ireland and western Scotland. Tops at 17 to 25C.

Friday 4/8/17 The area of low pressure is to the north of the UK on Friday. This brings a return to westerly winds and a mix of sunshine and showers. Most of the showers in the west and north where they could be heavy at times. Highs at 17 to 23C. Saturday 5/8/17 Low pressure to the east on Saturday with a ridge of high pressure building into the west. This is going to bring a day of sunny spells and scattered showers. Most of the showers in northern and eastern areas, but drier west and south. Tops at 17 to 23C.

Seasonal outlook: Warm overall - Drier than average, Jul 04 - 10:49

*August* August probably starts fair across northern areas as high pressure will be close by. Further south it may be more unsettled with thundery showers. Hints are that it stays rather showery in southern areas into mid-month with the north being drier. Towards the end of the month pressure builds west and south, falling to the north. The drier weather is then through Ireland, Wales and southern England, although with lower pressure north of Scotland there will be showers here. *September* Early hints are that pressure stays high to the north and west of the UK and Ireland. This brings a month predominated by a more east to northeast flow. That leads to western and northern areas of Ireland and Scotland being drier than average. Eastern areas are likely to have closer to average rainfall with the east winds bringing close to, or just above average temperatures. Warmer to the west. Simon Keeling Email me at simon.keeling@weatheronline.co.uk

Europe forecast: Unsettled north - Sunny & dry south, Jul 28 - 05:43

Rain and showers in northern Europe but sunny and dry to the south Friday Spain and Portugal will have a fine day on Friday with good spells of sunshine. It is going to be staying dry and fine across Italy with more sunshine to come here and feeling very warm too. Greece and Turkey will be dry with lots of sunshine throughout the day with high temperatures. Fair over much of France with plenty of warm sunshine. Showers affecting the Low Countries and northern Germany as well as Poland. Austria and Hungary as well as Switzerland will have sunny spells, although there will be a few thunderstorms developing over the hills and mountains in the afternoon. Breezy with a mix of sunshine and showers in Denmark. Scattered showers in inland areas of the Baltic States and Finland. Sweden will have some broken cloud and sunny spells but also a few showers. Heavy showers or longer spells of rain in Norway.

Saturday Fine and dry weather across Spain and Portugal with plenty of sunshine throughout Saturday. The Balearics will be hot and sunny with the fine and hot weather extending into Italy too. Greece and Turkey are going to be dry with lots of sunshine throughout the day. Cloud and rain affecting the northern coasts of France. Some showers developing across central and southern areas, otherwise bright and mostly dry. Cloud and some rain through the Low Countries and northern Germany as well as the far north of Poland. Souther areas of Poland, Germany, Austria and Hungary will be dry with sunny spells. Heavy showers affecting higher areas of Switzerland. Cloud and rain affecting Denmark through Saturday. Showers for the Baltic States whilst for Finland to day will be dry with sunny spells. More sunny spells to come across Sweden whilst cloud and rain will be affecting Norway throughout the day.

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