Jet stream on the move

A more unsettled theme develops as we head into the new month. The first few days of August sees the jet stream sink south.

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Latest forecast: Sunny spells today, cloudy tomorrow

Today:

Whilst there may be a few showers around, many places will have a dry day with some decent periods of sunshine. Despite this, it is going to be cool again. Maximum temperature 16 °C.

Dry day with some decent periods of sunshine.
Dry day with some decent periods of sunshine.

Tonight:

Many places will have a dry start to the night with some cool clear spells. It will cloud over during the early hours, with some patchy rain in the north. Minimum temperature 5 °C.

Some heavy rain expected tomorrow
Some heavy rain expected tomorrow

Thursday:

There will be a fair amount of cloud around, with some bright spells. Outbreaks of rain will spread southwards through the day, some of which may be heavy. Still cool. Maximum temperature 15 °C.

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Thursday afternoon's highs to 28°C

by Kerrie Gosney

It was over 22°C by 9am this morning at Walney Island, Cumbria.

Temperatures across the northwest have been gradually climbing throughout the day, with most Met Office regional data sites reaching 27°C(81°F) this afternoon, with Ronaldsway, Isle of man at 25°C(77°F).

Within the last couple of hours Crosby has been our hot spot, reaching just over 28°C(82°F).

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