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Sun and showers midweek. More organised rain on Friday.

Cloud bubbling up over a field of barley in Halesowen. Photo: Jennie Jesson

A much drier and brighter day today for many. Some parts of the region yesterday received around a third of the average monthly rainfall in 24 hours. Parts of Herefordshire for example clocked up 25.6mm and Coningsby, Lincolnshire 20.8mm. The monthly average from 1981 to 2010 is 66.9mm for the whole of August.

Last night was cooler than previous nights so temperatures have a way to go today! After a sunny start, cloud builds to yield sunny spells this afternoon and highs of 21c 70f. It should stay dry.

Fine this evening and overnight, staying dry. Tomorrow and Thursday should turn out like today with odd showers later. More organised rain from the west is due on Friday, but it should not amount to much. A mainly fine weekend beckons, sun and the odd shower - but that is still a way off yet!

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