A Sun and Showers Weekend (again)
After the drama of Thursday, it would be reasonable to expect the weather to at least give the UK a sunny, dry weekend in recompense, but unfortunately it's not going to happen.
The theme of the weekend will be a familiar one - sunshine and showers, with some of the showers in northern and western regions becoming heavy and persistent at times with the risk of a thunderstorm thrown in for good measure, particularly in the northern England.
If you're looking for the best chance of staying dry, along with the warmest temperatures the east of the country is likely to fair best, particularly further south which bodes reasonably well for Wimbledon
, but even here there's always going to be the risk of a shower.
Temperatures will struggle under the cloudier skies in the west where highs into the mid-teens are likely today, further east with a bit more sunshine the high-teens and even low twenties can be expected.
Into Sunday the showers should become fewer and further in between for most, although Scotland is likely to continue to see some fairly widespread and at times heavy downpours. Through the day rain will spread in from the west across Ireland too. Temperatures will be very similar to Saturday - so again warmest in the east.
Looking ahead into next week, rain will move across the country into Monday, followed by a mix of sunshine and heavy showers and that will just about set the scene for the remainder of the week, with some of the showers heavy and thundery...
30th June 2012 12:39 Updated: 30th June 2012 12:39