UK Forecast - July 23, 2014
Fine and warm
Showers in south-west

Another fair and warm day for most of the UK and Ireland, with plenty of sunshine. Early low level mist patches should clear quickly after dawn. There may be areas of low cloud and coastal fog around north-east England and eastern Scotland. Scattered heavy showers and the risk of thunder in south-west England, south Wales, and also the south and west of Ireland. A gentle easterly breeze for most of Britain, but a fresher breeze around south-eastern coasts. Temperatures 23 to 28C for most, although cooler on the coast, particularly in the east.

Thursday night
Dry for all areas overnight, with light east to north-easterly winds. Clear skies for most, although low cloud and fog may move inland off the North Sea onto coastal fringes of north-east England and eastern Scotland. Temperatures falling to between 7 and 11C for rural northern England and Scotland, but typically 13 to 16C for towns and cities in central and southern Britain.

Fine with sunshine for most places again on Friday. Any early low cloud in the east should soon clear. Very scattered afternoon showers may break out in central and western regions of Britain. A weak warm front brings thicker cloud to the west of Ireland, and may produce a little drizzle or light rain here. Light easterly winds for England, feeling fresh on eastern coasts. Light variable winds in Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Coastal sea breezes around southern and western coasts. Warm again, highs 22 to 28C, coolest near the coast.

A slack pressure pattern on Saturday, with a cold front bringing cloud and the increasing threat of rain and showers for western areas of Britain and Ireland through the day. Central and eastern areas are generally fine and dry. Low risk that thunderstorms over the near continent may also affect the far south-east of England. Light winds, with coastal sea breezes forming. A fresher north-westerly breeze may develop for Ireland and north-west Britain. Temperatures reaching 26 to 29C inland for England, cooler on the coasts. A fresher 19 to 23C for the west and north-west.

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