A fine and warm morning across most of England, Wales and Scotland. Plenty of sunshine and quickly feeling hot. Higher cloud in Ireland, western Wales, the far southwest of England and southwest Scotland, although still sunny spells here. The cloud tending to increase in the west into the afternoon, although sunniest skies remains in the east. Dry for most, although isolated thundery showers may be triggered over the high ground of Wales, northern England, the Midlands and southern Scotland. Temperatures reaching 28C in central Ireland, 30C in England, 28C in southern Scotland.
A dry night ahead with clear skies in central and eastern areas. Some cloud around in the west. Little change is expected through the night and it will be staying warm. Lows at 14 to 17C.
Low pressure is going to be edging closer to the southwest through Friday. Cloud in southern Ireland and much of southern England with rain and drizzle arriving in southwest England. A few showers in central and southern Ireland. Generally more cloud than recent days for other areas, but some bright spells too. Lower cloud may afect eastern coasts of Scotland and the coasts of eastern England. By the late afternoon a few showers could break out across central and southern Scotland. Highs at 23 to 28C.
An area of low pressure will be across southern areas on Saturday. Cloud and areas of thundery rain will be affecting much of England and Wales as well as eastern Ireland. This rain reaching northern England too. The far south of England may become drier for a time, a few bright spells coming through. For Scotland and northern parts of Ireland it is likely to be dry, although some low cloud may affect eastern coasts. Highs at 25C in any sunshine in the south, more widely 21 to 23C, 25C in sunshine in western Scotland and 17C in cloud on eastern coasts.