UK Forecast - July 30, 2014
Rain spreading from the west
Driest toward the south-east

Thursday
A lot of cloud for most areas on Thursday, best brightness toward the east. Persistent light rain and drizzle for most northern and western regions of Britain and Ireland, spreading eastwards through the day, with the odd heavier burst by afternoon. The south coast of England and south-east should remain dry most of the day with some sunshine. A batch of thundery showers may affect south-west England in the morning, then move up through central and southern England and Wales during the afternoon. Breezy around coasts in the south and west, although lighter winds in northern Britain. Top temperatures 22 to 25C in most of England, but cooler 16 to 21C in the north and west of Britain and Ireland.


Thursday night
Scattered areas of rain continue to push eastwards on Thursday evening, some heavier bursts. Drier conditions spread from the west, with variable amounts of cloud and a few clear spells toward the east. A lot of cloud in the west, and low cloud will sit across the hills of northern Britain to start Friday morning. More rain spreads into south-west Ireland later in the night. Overnight lows around 8 to 11C for Scotland, and 10 to 14C for England and Wales.


Friday
A broad area of low pressure will affect the UK and Ireland on Friday, with a complex series of fronts spreading into western areas. The east and south-east of England may well remain largely dry, with a little sunshine during the morning before clouds thicken from the west. Western Scotland, Ireland and west Wales are likely to see outbreaks of rain throughout the day, tending to turn heavier and more persistent during the afternoon in the south-west. A brisk breeze in the south-west. Highs 15 to 19C in the west and north-west, but warmer 23 to 25C for the Midlands and south-east.


Saturday
An unsettled day, with low pressure situated over the UK. Slow moving areas of rain and heavy showers are expected to affect many areas, but may give a spell of sustained rain for a few hours in some spots. Confidence of detail is fairly low, but current indications suggest a band of rain during the morning is expected to extend from the south-west, across Wales and the western Midlands into northern England and south-east Scotland. Central, south-eastern England may start brighter, but are likely to see rain before too long. Brighter conditions may move into Ireland from the west, with just a few showers. Temperatures 17 to 24C.


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