Severe weather warnings
Yellow Warning of Thunderstorm affecting England (East Midlands)
Yellow Warning of Thunderstorm affecting England (East Midlands) : Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland valid from 1400 Fri 20 Jul to 2359 Fri 20 Jul
Yellow Warning of Thunderstorm affecting England (East of England)
Yellow Warning of Thunderstorm affecting England (East of England) : Bedford, Cambridgeshire, Central Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Luton, Norfolk, Peterborough, Southend-on-Sea, Suffolk, Thurrock valid from 1400 Fri 20 Jul to 2359 Fri 20 Jul
Yellow Warning of Thunderstorm affecting England (London & South East England)
Yellow Warning of Thunderstorm affecting England (London & South East England) : Bracknell Forest, Brighton and Hove, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Greater London, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Medway, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, Portsmouth, Reading, Slough, Southampton, Surrey, West Berkshire, West Sussex, Windsor and Maidenhead, Wokingham valid from 1400 Fri 20 Jul to 2359 Fri 20 Jul
Yellow Warning of Thunderstorm affecting England (South West England)
Yellow Warning of Thunderstorm affecting England (South West England) : Bournemouth, Dorset, Poole, Swindon, Wiltshire valid from 1400 Fri 20 Jul to 2359 Fri 20 Jul
Friday A frontal system moves slowly across northern Britain, bringing grey skies, rain or drizzle for many hours. Some steadier rain will set in for north-west England and north Wales by the middle of the day into the afternoon. Early rain in Scotland will fade to leave drizzly showers. Southern England & Wales stays largely dry, but clouding over. A risk of isolated thunderstorms in the south-east by evening. Warm and humid south, 25 to 28C. Nearer 17 to 19C north, cooler in rain.
Friday night Weakening fronts continue to drift southwards. Widely murky and damp, with patchy rain or drizzle for Wales, the south-west and the Midlands. Little if any rain reaching central & south-eastern England, apart from localised remnants of any thunderstorms from Friday evening. Generally cloudy but dry for northern Britain, with local drizzle. Light winds, locally gusty near coasts in west. Staying muggy in the south, 14 to 17C; fresher in the north, lows 9 to 12C.
Saturday A little rain or drizzle in the south at first, but fading to leave most places dry all day. Western areas may hold onto mostly cloudy skies, whilst eastern districts should see sunshine breaking through. A warm front approaches the far north-west, bringing lowering cloud and drizzle to Northern Ireland and western Scotland later. A west to northwesterly breeze, quite blustery for western England & Wales. Highs 18 to 22C north & west, up to 23 to 26C south-east.
Sunday Fronts moving close to north-western Britain & Ireland bring cloudy skies and some rain or drizzle, chiefly affecting western Scotland, accompanied by a fresh southwesterly breeze. For much of the country, it will be a dry and warm day with good amounts of sunshine. A light west to northwesterly breeze for England & Wales. Temperatures ranging from 18 to 21C in the north & west, up to 26 to 29C in central-southern England.
Dry with spells of sunshine for England and Wales. Cloudier in the north with rain later. Good morning, A ridge of high pressure will maintain fine, dry weather across England and Wales, with some sunshine breaking through at times. Feeling warm in the sun, especially towards the south and east of England. Becoming cloudier over Northern Ireland and and Scotland, though, with rain spreading from the northwest, especially later in the day.
Rain will move across the whole of Scotland and Northern Ireland and perhaps into parts of Northern England overnight but much of England and Wales will stay dry. Simon Email me at email@example.com
Heat and humidity building through week A general south to south-westerly airflow during the week ahead is likely to see temperatures climb into the 30s Celsius, possibly the hottest spell of the year, with the very highest temperatures likely later in the week. Fresher in the north & west early in the week, with a risk of some rain. As humidity builds, there's an increasing threat of thunderstorms toward the end of July. For the weather for the next few days click here
Sunday 22/07/18 Fronts moving close to north-western Britain & Ireland bring cloudy skies and some rain or drizzle, chiefly affecting western Scotland, accompanied by a fresh southwesterly breeze. For much of the country, it will be a dry and warm day with good amounts of sunshine. A light west to northwesterly breeze for England & Wales. Temperatures ranging from 18 to 21C in the north & west, up to 26 to 29C in central-southern England.
Monday 23/07/18 Southern and central parts of Britain remain dry with a good amount of sunshine, although western areas will tend to be cloudier. Fronts draped across Scotland and Northern Ireland result in mostly cloudy skies here, with outbreaks of rain or drizzle at times, focused over western hills. A southwesterly breeze, strongest in the north and west. Just 17 to 20C in the far north-west, but much hotter in the Midlands and south, 27 to 30C.
Tuesday 24/07/18 Weakening fronts are expected to influence the north and west, bringing cloudy skies and a little rain or a few local showery bursts. Dry, mostly sunny and very warm for much of central & south-eastern Britain. A west to southwesterly breeze. Feeling humid in the south. Temperatures ranging from near 20C or below in the north & west, up to 30C in the south-east.
Wednesday 25/07/18 High pressure resides across England & Wales, maintaining hot and dry weather here. Fronts continue to influence the north & west, bringing a risk of some rain for Ireland and western parts of Scotland, although detail very uncertain. A similar spread of temperatures from north-west to south-east, 19 to 30C. Thursday 26/07/18 Temperatures may rise further later in the week, becoming more widely hot and humid. Chance of local thundery rain, but many places should be dry with sunshine. Into the low 20s Celsius for northern regions, but the south is likely to top 30C. Friday 27/07/18 Scope for very hot temperatures, but a risk of local thunderstorms, perhaps breaking out more widely heading into the weekend. Highs 25 to 33C, hottest in the south-east.
Dry weather overall but some more mixed periods too After the recent dry conditions late July may turn more mixed. The west of Ireland and Scotland will be the first to experience the more mixed weather which will eventually spread eastwards to all areas for a time. Drier weather may return mid month and it could become very warm. *21/7/18 - 27/7/18* Predominantly dry. Sunny spells and very warm in places. Scattered showers. Some rain western Scotland and Ireland. Hints of some more mixed weather later in the week? *28/7/18 - 3/8/18* Potential for a more mixed week? May be rain in Ireland and spells of rain western UK. Eastern UK could be drier and warmer. *4/8/18 - 10/8/18* East may stay dry and warm. Showers retreat westwards. May be warm for all. *11/8/18 - 17/8/18* Mixed conditions may return to western areas with showers. Eastern parts of the UK may become drier and warmer again. **ends** Simon Keeling Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
*August* The month is expected to start mixed with westerly winds. Most rain to the north nd west. Uncertainty in how much rain my be to the south. Cooler and more mixed than July, although temperatures near average. Warmer and more settled second half of the month, warmer. *September* A warm month. High pressure to the east and north. tendency to drier and warm weather north and east. May be some rain in west at times, although drier days here too. Possibly fine end to the month? Simon Keeling
Thunderstorms for central and some western parts of Europe. Mainly fine in the Mediterranean Thursday Still a risk of some heavy shower with thunder on Thursday in the north of Spain and Portugal but much of Iberia and the Balearics will stay dry, sunny and very warm. The fine, very warm or hot and sunny weather will embrace Corsica and Sardinia too. A good deal of sunshine for Italy, although cloud may build to give showers, these perhaps most likely in the north. Greece and the Islands are expected to be mostly dry with spells of very warm sunshine and just the slight risk of a shower on the mainland. Turkey Will have some sunshine but with showers developing, some of these heavy and possibly thundery in the north. Dry with spells of very warm sunshine for Eastern France but cloudier skies with an area of heavy showers and thunderstorms will extend east into western areas. Dry with spells of warm sunshine to come in the Low Countries and for much of Germany too, although showers may skirt the eastern fringes here. Heavy rain or showers with thunderstorms for Poland, widespread at first but lessening in extent later. Some sunshine for Switzerland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic but also showers with a risk of thunder but Austria may escape with a mostly dry day. Denmark will have a fine, dry day with spells of sunshine but a band of cloud associated with a weak weather front will give rain over parts of Norway and Sweden. Finland will be dry, warm and sunny but the sunshine over the Baltic States may be interrupted by showers, especially Lithuania where thunderstorms are likely.
Friday A good part of Spain and Portugal will be dry, warm and sunny but the threat of showers remains for the north. Fine, warm and largely sunny weather over the Balearics will continue to extend east across to Corsica and Sardinia. A lot of warm sunshine for Italy, although with some thundery showers developing in the north, while Greece will be mainly dry and sunny, with just perhaps an isolated shower. although some showers may develop in the north. Little change for Turkey with some warm sunshine but also the likelihood of showers, some thundery, breaking out. Showers in the west of France at first will become more widespread with some heavy, thundery downpours developing. Belgium and The Netherlands may also see showers and thunderstorms developing but while western parts of Germany may have a few showers, much of the country will be dry with sunny spells. Some warm sunshine in Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland but also the potential for further showers with a risk of thunder. Denmark will be fine and dry with spells of sunshine. Sunny intervals for Norway, Sweden and Finland but with showers too, then for the Baltic States, Latvia and Estonia are like to be dry with some sunshine but Lithuania will have thundery showers.
My favourite page for a comprehensive weather forecast is the BBC's 24 hour forecast as it provides hourly conditions, giving you a good idea of when any cloud or rain will appear during the day. To find the 24 hour forecast you need click here and enter your postcode, then select 24 hour forecast.