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A dull start for England and Wales, but turning brighter

It will be a dull start for England and Wales with occasional rain and drizzle.

Brighter conditions will spread from the northwest, though some southeastern parts remaining murky with perhaps the odd sharp shower.

Today is a generally bright picture, with some rain in southern areas. Credit: Ian West/PA Archive/Press Association Images

It will turn breezier in the far northwest with a few showers.

Tonight there is a chance of further drizzle, low cloud and increasing amounts of hill fog in southeastern areas, otherwise it should be fine with fog patches in prone rural spots and chilly in the north and west.


Mostly fine before cloud and rain arrives

It will be a mostly fine day for many with light winds and sunny spells which will make it feel quite warm at times.

There will be highs of 20C in the south. Credit: Met Office

Cloud and rain will spread into the north-west later, bringing freshening winds.

Tonight will see occasional rain and drizzle with extensive low cloud and hill fog will continue to spread south and east to most parts.

Clearer and drier conditions will follow into the northwest.


Sunny spells with some light rain in the south west

Sunny spells with some patchy light rain developing. Credit: Met Office

Most places will have a fine and dry day with plenty of sunny spells. However, cloud amounts will continue to build across southwestern parts of the UK through the day with some patchy light rain developing here.

The rain is likely to spread across the rest of Wales and into Northern Ireland through the evening.

Maximum temperatures reaching 22 Celsius across the London area.

  1. Lucy Verasamy

Weather: Heavy rain in south, bright in north and east

Settled, dry and fine conditions are expected in the north and east of the country this afternoon, while the southern counties can expect heft, slow-moving downpours.

These will gradually ease to leave a better end to the day.

Most of us will see a big improvement by early evening with some late sunshine.

Highs of 20C at best and a little close feeling where it stays grey and damp this afternoon.

  1. Lucy Verasamy

Weather: Near freezing tonight with frost expected

Another remarkably cold night for the time of year.

Temperatures will fall near freezing point tonight with even a touch of frost possible in rural spots.

Tomorrow, bright or sunny spells initially before cloud rolls into Northern Ireland and the south-west bringing the first signs of rain later.

Staying cool for mid August - we'll have to wait another week or so for things to warm up again.

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