Issued: 0900 Thursday 4th August 2022
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Increasingly hot and sunny, although more cloud in far northwest Scotland
High poressure builds through the weekend and into next week bringing much dry weather. There will be lots of sunshine too and it is going to be feeling very warm or even hot in southern, central and eastern areas. Some cloud in the far northwest and a risk of some thunderstorms by the end of the week.
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High pressure centred over Ireland on Sunday and extending across the UK will give another dry and fine day for most with decent periods of sunshine.. It will feel warmer too as the wind direction shifts more south-westerly. More variable cloud cover and patchy rain affecting the far north and northwest of Scotland with some fog on the hills here. Highs at just 15C in northwest Scotland but widely 21 to 28C across the rest of the British Isles.
High pressure remains dominant across the British Isles on Monday. There will be a weak front close to northwest Scotland and this may bring some cloud and a few spots of rain. Overall though the day is sry with lengthy spells of sunshine for most. Always a risk of some cloud drifting onto eastern coasts. Highs could get to 30C in southern England, 23 to 28C for most and 17C in northwest Scotland.
Dry again through Tuesday with high pressure remaining. Best of the sunshine tending to be in southern and eastern areas. Weak fronts again close to the northwest of Scotland bringing some cloud and a threat of a few spots of rain here. Tops at 23 to 29C but as high as 32C in southern England.
A front may make some progress into the west of Ireland and western Scotland on Wednesday bringing some outbreaks of rain here. Other areas should be dry and bright with good spells of sunshine. Temperatures may reach 32C again in southern and central England, widely 23 to 29C.
The remnants of the weak front may be through Scotland and the west of Wales and England on Thursday. Pressure is still high so apart from a few spots of rain in Scotland there will be little than cloud left on the front. To the east of the front the rest of England and Wales should be fair, very warm and sunny. Wester of the front in western Scotland and western Ireland it will be fresher with sunny intervals. Tops at a hot 34C in southeast England and the Midlands, widely 24 to 29C but 22C in the fresher west.
Hit again oin Friday, especially in southern and eastern areas. However, some thunderstorms may be triggered by the heat on Friday afternoon. More persistent rain and showers in western Scotland and northwest Ireland. Highs at 34C in southern England, 16C in northwest Scotland, mainly 22 to 25C.