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Mix of sun and showers with thunder in north and west

Met Office
Met Office

Most areas will have a day of sunshine and showers today. Some of the showers will be heavy and thundery, especially in the north and west.

The southeast of England should escape with the driest and brightest of the weather, although even here more in the way of cloud is likely to develop this afternoon.

Top temperatures of 25C.

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Showers in the north spread as all areas become cooler

Prepare yourself for a real step change with the weather over the next few days. Gone are the very settled and very warm conditions of the last few days, increasingly replaced by much more unsettled weather with showers spreading in to all areas, feeling a lot cooler as well. Our culprit is the jet stream which is sort of a conveyor belt for weather systems.

Highs of 25C with sunshine and scattered showers

Met Office
Met Office

Many southern and central areas of the UK will have another fine and dry with some spells of sunshine, although the sunshine will become rather more limited during the middle of the day than of late.

Further north will see a mixture of sunshine and scattered showers, some of which will be heavy, especially in the north of Scotland.

It will be breezy in the north, but elsewhere winds will remain light allowing temperatures to reach a maximum of 25C (77F) in the southeast of England.

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Blustery winds in Scotland but calm and dry elsewhere

An earlier satellite picture reveals the weather system responsible for a contrast in weather and temperature today. In what has been a story of two halves, there has been plenty of sunshine across the south and the south east, meaning temperatures bounced up towards 27C. For the rest of the UK there was a fresher feel to the day, around 21C at best with the cloud cover.

Tonight, expect blustery winds to continue around the fringes of Scotland, with a few showery outbreaks from time to time. Otherwise it will be calm, dry and quiet, with not too much going on at all.

Weather: Clouds to bring spots of rain and fresher air

Expect much more in the way of cloud in the coming few hours, which will sink its way through England and Wales.

That will produce a few spots of drizzly rain, but not amounting to too much.

Further north, through parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland, blustery showers are expected on off - likely to keep it feeling quite cool and fresh.

Highs of 26C (79F) or 27C (81F) are expected.

Weather: Mostly dry with top temperature of 27C

Temperatures will reach a high of 27C in the south.
Temperatures will reach a high of 27C in the south. Credit: Met Office

Any rain across the far southeast of England will quickly clear this morning, leaving many southern and central parts of England with a fine and dry day, with plenty of sunny spells developing.

Elsewhere, a band of cloud and light and patchy rain will gradually sink southeastwards during the course of the day.

Skies will begin to brighten up later in the day across Scotland and Northern Ireland, however further showers will move into western parts at times.

It will feel a little fresher than yesterday across Scotland and Northern Ireland, but across southern England it will become very warm with a top temperature of 27C in the southeast.

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