Heat Building - But Not Everywhere
The much talked about 'return to summer' is now with us but although temperatures across parts of England and Wales will be heading into the high twenties, not everyone will be seeing such summery weather.
Starting Monday, we'll have a couple of fronts across the country - the first one which has moved in from the northwest to Scotland today will be across northern England and north Wales bringing with it increased cloud to much of northern England and the northern half of Wales with just some mainly light patchy rain. Heavier rain will affect northwest England at times, and along with this front number two will be moving southeast through Scotland, bringing further heavy rain to western and central parts in particular.
Further south the cloud thins and from approximately Yorkshire southward in the east and the midlands southward further west the outlook is quite different with plenty of sunny spells and temperatures heading up into the low-mid twenties with eastern regions hitting 25-27c potentially.
By Tuesday the two weather fronts combine and will be lying across the south of Scotland and northern half of Northern England, perhaps also north Wales. Under the front it's going to be blustery and some patchy rain is likely but it'll be weakening as the day wears on. Areas close to the front will see more in the way of cloud, with the risk of a shower, further south and it's another warm, if not hot day with plenty of sunshine. North of the front it'll be cooler with the outside chance of a shower.
Temperatures Tuesday will range from 25-28c south of the cloud and patchy rain, 15-18c underneath it and 16-20c to the north into Scotland.
By Wednesday the pesky front is still with us bringing a lot of cloud and a few patchy bits and pieces of rain, it may just edge a touch further south but there's likely to be very little change in it's position, and the general weather types in the three zones across the UK.
Thursday sees another very similar day, perhaps the front by this point will head back north again, and once again the warmest, sunniest weather will be to the south of it, with cooler fresher but still bright weather with scattered showers to the north.
Looking toward the latter part of the week and to the start of the Olympics, it's a tricky call right now with the potential for breakdown and potentially some heavy rain as we close out the week and move into the weekend - but this is a long way of at this stage..
22nd July 2012 21:32 Updated: 22nd July 2012 21:32