SETTING THE SCENE...
It's official! Last month overall was drier and sunnier than usual for July, and after a brief interlude of heavy rain things look like quietening down again a little.
The area of low pressure which brought the weekend's thundery downpours is now spiralling away northwards across Scotland.
Low pressure remains to the north during the first part of the new week, but a ridge of pressure is trying to build in from the south, so it should be drier and brighter for the first part of the coming week, but still a little unsettled. Temperatures on the warm side of average.
In more detail then...
A bit of a west/east split on Sunday. To the east, some decent, bright sunny spells. Further west, a little more cloud rolling up onto the Pennines and showery outbreaks of rain here. A tad blustery, tops still 19-20c, 66-68f.
The west/east split continues. We expect the thickest cloud and bits of rain to continue in the west. Further east, clearer breaks, not too cold, around 13-14c at lowest.
Fine and bright with sunny spells. Clouding up for a while from time to time possibly. Tops 19, 20c, 68f, gentle breezes... not feeling bad at all!
Sunshine and showers, not many on Tuesday. Odd heavier one on Wednesday, possibly some thunder too and temperatures around average or just above at 21c 70f.