Issued: 0845 Thursday 9th August 2012
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Temperatures above Normal
We expect high pressure to give much of the country some fine, summery weather over the next few days as temperatures climbed to above normal. From Sunday we expect it to turn more unsettled for most areas with showers developing, although still staying on the warm side. The unsettled theme then continues through next week with low pressure in charge.
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More unsettled warm across the country today. Heavy rain and heavy showers will affect Wales and southwest England in the morning will then develop across much of the country in the afternoon. Again some of the showers will be heavy with a slight risk of thunder. Expect highs of 18 to 24C.
Most parts of the country will have a day of showers, cloud and occasional sunny spells. Some of showers are likely to be heavy. Most of the shower activity is expected to fade by mid evening leading to a dry night. Expect maximum temperatures of 16 to 23C.
Outbreaks of rain are expected to push into southwest England in the morning and then into Wales and central parts of England in the afternoon. Showers are forecast for Scotland with eastern England mainly dry. A wet evening and night for most areas. Maximum temperatures of 18 to 23C.
Much of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and western parts of England should be mainly dry with some sunny spells. Elsewhere expect showers and outbreaks of rain. A dry night for most areas. Expect top temperatures of 20 to 24C.
A belt of rain moves into Northern Ireland and western Scotland in the afternoon. The rest of the United Kingdom will be fair and dry with sunny spells. Expect top temperatures of 19 to 24C.
East Anglia along with south eastern parts of England should manage to stay dry with sunny spells. The rest of the country looks cloudy with outbreaks of rain, this heavy across Scotland. Expect high temperatures of 17 to 24C.