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Robin's weather blog

Robin McCallum. Photo: ITN

It was a lovely, sunny morning for many of us earlier but over the last few hours the cloud has been filling in and we're now into a regime of sunny spells & scattered showers. Yet again....

This has been the staple diet of the summer so far, interrupted occasionally by spells of persistent, heavy rain so the fact that we're heading towards something better at the weekend is more than a little welcome.

Much needed high pressure is edging in towards us from the South West and will be making its presence felt on Saturday when the weather will start to have a very different (and infinitely more appealing) look to it.

Dry, bright and warm are the words that spring to mind.

Followed by a hearty Hurrah.