Will turn much cooler and more unsettled by Friday with heavy rain

Stratford-upon-Avon in the sun
Stratford-upon-Avon in the sun Photo: Simon Walker

High Pressure in Central Europe continues to provide us with much hotter weather than expected for this time of year but the recent high temperatures will come to an end on Friday when a Cold Front from the north will bring more unsettled weather with the chance of torrential downpours in some parts.

High Pressure from Europe will keep it warm and dry today and tomorrow
High Pressure from Europe will keep it warm and dry today and tomorrow Credit: ITV News Central
Low Pressure moving in from the north will bring unsettled weather for Friday
Low Pressure moving in from the north will bring unsettled weather for Friday Credit: ITV News Central

For the rest of today we can expect wall to wall sunshine with some cloud bubbling up in the East Midlands. Temperatures could reach 27c in the East Midlands and around 26c in the West Midlands. With an average of 19c expected for this time of year it could be the one of the last times we can get those barbecues on before winter!

Tonight will remain dry and clear for most however there will be a few mist and fog patches developing in the East Midlands, the most prone spots are Northamptonshire, South Lincolnshire and Leicestershire. Temperatures will be around 16c.

Tomorrow morning will be a sunny start for most with any mist and fog patchy quickly lifting. By lunchtime we will begin to see a slight change as cloud builds from the North ahead of the weather front. The West Midlands will remain bright but with more cloud and it will feel a touch fresher too especially in the North. The East Midlands will hold onto the sunshine and hot temperatures for longest. Expect highs of 23c in the West and 26c in the East.

Friday and the weekend will be much cooler and more unsettled
Friday and the weekend will be much cooler and more unsettled Credit: ITV News Central

Overnight the weather front kicks in, moving south and bringing with it cloud and showery rain. This sets the scene for a cloudy, wet and windy Friday with torrential downpours and the risk of localised flooding. It will feel so much cooler too, temperatures will drop 10 degrees from today's values. It will remain unsettled and cool for the weekend.