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UK Forecast - August 07, 2018
Some sunshine. Showers in the north and west
Starting dry but noticeably fresher for the south and east. Risk of thunderstorms later

Wednesday
Slow-moving low to the southeast of Iceland, with a weakening weather front drifting east across northern and western parts of the British Isles. High pressure is centred near to the Azores. Sunny intervals but showers over Western Scotland and Ireland moving east, developing more widely and becoming locally heavy, mid to late morning into the afternoon across Scotland, Northern England, Wales and the Southwest before fading during the evening. Some sunshine too for Central, Southern and Eastern England and, while a shower may reach parts of the Midlands it will stay largely dry here. West or southwest winds will be mainly light to moderate in strength. Daytime highs 14 to 17C in northern and western areas, 19 to 21C in the Midlands, whilst noticeably cooler and fresher than of late in the south and east of England at 21 to 24C.


Wednesday Night
A dry night for many parts of England and Wales with variable cloud cover and clear spells and just perhaps an isolated shower in the west. Late in the night, though, rain may start to approach the far southeast of England. A good deal of dry weather over Scotland and Ireland as well but with one or two light showers in the west and the possibility of more widespread showers in Western Scotland and the north and west of Ireland later in the night. Overnight lows down to a cool 4 to 7C for inland spots in Northern Scotland and 7 to 9C for Southern Scotland, Northern England and Central / East Wales, otherwise values holding up into double figures.


Thursday
Low pressure to the northwest of Scotland will drift north and fill, while a shallow low will track northeast, passing close to Southeast England. A ridge of high pressure will build across England, Ireland and Wales overnight. Sunny intervals for Scotland and Ireland, with some lengthy spells of sunshine for Eastern areas. Showers are likely, however, especially in the north and west where one or two could be on the sharp side. A dry day for much of England and Wales with some sunshine breaking through and only an isolated shower in the west . Across the east and south-east of England, however, thickening cloud and rain will move in from the south during the course of the morning into the afternoon. Some of the rain will become heavy and possibly thundery. A generally light to moderate west or southwesterly breeze with highest temperatures of 14 to 17C in the north and west, up to 21 to 24C for the Midlands and Southeast.


Friday
A transient ridge of high pressure will build north across much of the British Isles, ahead of a North Atlantic low that will move east and become centred to the southwest of Iceland. A day of sunny intervals but also showers and some of these may be quite sharp, especially over Scotland and Northern England. The showers will become few and far between overnight, mainly confined to western areas but overnight winds will strengthen from the south or southwest with rain moving east across Ireland and into Western Scotland. Highs 13 to 16C in the north and west, 17 to 20C for much of England and Wales and up to 22C, locally, in the east and southeast of England.