Decent day but turning cloudier later.

wet robin after being caught in the rain
Robin caught in a shower in Kimberley. Photo: Steve Adams

A decent start to the week, a mix of cloud and sunshine, more cloud around than yesterday with cover in-filling through the day so if it's looking bright now, it will turn cloudier later.

Monday morning weather
Monday morning. Credit: ITV Central

There may be an odd light shower but that's the exception rather than the rule, a fresher feel to the day, around 18 or 19c, average for July.

Monday afternoon weather
Monday afternoon. Credit: ITV Central

Cloud builds during the afternoon but melts away later.

weather outlook
Weather outlook. Credit: ITV Central

Tuesday, a dry, bright start. Turning cloudy later as another front moves in from the Atlantic during the day. Therefore, it will turn damp in the west by the end of the afternoon and into the evening. The cloud and rain will take all day to reach the far east of the region. The rain shouldn't be heavy in general but could prove persistent at times. Mainly light or moderate and will continue throughout the night.

Wednesday, cloudy start. Light outbreaks of drizzle lingering. During the middle of the day a weak, transient ridge builds in so some brighter spells around but they will prove limited. Temps around average.

Weather outlook for various locations across the Central region.
Weather outlook for various locations across the Central region. Credit: ITV Central

Thursday, the next system ploughs through, possibly some more activity on this one. This means heavier rain but it will clear during the afternoon. Turning brighter from the west later around Shropshire and Herefordshire. Remaining cloudy in the East Midlands all day.

Current indications are that high pressure builds again on Friday, so dry, sunny and pleasant, around 20c 68f, and it looks like summer's back for the weekend.