Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 27th August 2016
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Torrential rain possible for central areas tonight
This weekend sees a very messy and complex weather situation evolve across the British Isles. Many areas may stay dry throughout Saturday, but there is a considerable risk of prolonged thundery rain for some places.
A warm front advances slowly north across England today, with very warm and humid air being forced northwards, triggering local bursts of rain. As the day progresses, there is an increasing risk of this developing into a swathe of torrential rain pushing north across England & Wales - perhaps most widespread by evening and into the night - although much uncertainty about the extent of this system.
Weak sun mostly through high cloud. Fairly light winds for most, but locally gusty in eastern England. Today's temperatures ranging from 18 to 21C in the north & west, to an increasingly humid 22 to 24C central areas, or 25 to 27C in the far south.
Sunday sees the legacy of thundery bursts of rain across northern & eastern areas early morning, whilst some additional showers may break out through the day.
Have a great day.