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Heatwave gradually giving way

by - ITV Weather Presenter

We're spoilt with yet more sunny, hot weather today - for most there'll be more blue sky compared to yesterday.

Across Scotland and Northern Ireland a very different feel to yesterday with thickening cloud bringing some rain in from the west through the day,

A fresher, cooler day with the cloud but hotting up again in the sunshine and a little muggy again with highs 29-30C.

Rain in the north, mainly warm and sunny elsewhere

There should be warm, dry weather in most parts of the UK today.
There should be warm, dry weather in most parts of the UK today. Credit: Jeff Moore/Jeff Moore/Empics Entertainment

Today should be fine, dry and warm for most, with high temperatures in the southeast.

However, rain with some heavy bursts will move east across northern parts.

A few showers, locally heavy, are possible elsewhere and most likely in southeast England.

The showery rain will continue in the north tonight.

Elsewhere, it will be mainly dry with variable cloud and a freshening northwesterly breeze that will be strong in the northwest.

Mild and muggy tonight with downpours in the south

by - ITV Weather Presenter

Another close, muggy night with downpours in the south, gradually easing.

Misty low cloud will roll back into north-eastern coasts from the North Sea by the early hours.

Rain will arrive in Northern Ireland by dawn and shuffle into Scotland through the morning.

Elsewhere, cloud will increase through the north-west through tomorrow but where the sunshine remains feel very warm - hot and humid across the south-east.

On Sunday, it'll be feeling much fresher as the muggy air gives way, and temperatures will dip a few degrees making it more comfortable. Expect some wet weather in many places before the end of the day.

Weather: Temperatures in high twenties this afternoon

by - ITV Weather Presenter

By Lucy Verasamy: ITV Weather presenter

It's humid for most of us at the moment - as they day goes on, though, it is not the full-blown blue sky we have become accustomed to in the last few days.

There will be intense thundery downpours across the south and south-east, while it will be a little misty and grey along the North Sea coastal counties.

Highs of 27 or 28 degrees in the north, and maybe up to 29 further down south this afternoon.

There'll be a soaking across the south on the journey home from work, but some late sunshine to come for the rest of us.

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Weather: South-east downpours could lead to flooding

Heavy downpours are expected in the south-east.
Heavy downpours are expected in the south-east.

Any early mist and fog will burn back to the northeast coastline this morning, leaving a fine, dry and very warm day across much of the country.

However, this afternoon and at the start of this evening, locally heavy downpours are likely in the southeast, perhaps with thunder and giving some local surface water flooding.

Temperatures will reach 28 Celsius (82F), so not just as high as yesterday.

North Sea coasts will be cooler with a breeze from the sea and some misty low cloud.

Energy customers to get extra storm compensation

Compensation for energy customers, who have been left without power for more than a day during severe weather, has been tripled.

Energy regulator Ofgem is to take action against two power companies, who have already paid out £4.7 million to powerless homes, for even more compensation.

ITV News correspondent Nina Nannar reports:

More: Compensation boost for weather-related power losses

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