Breakdown - Just In Time For The Olympics
It's not been a fine spell for everyone in any case but today sees the end of the really warm and sunny weather as low pressure arrives onto the scene just in time for the Olympics.
Already this morning we're seeing showers affecting the west of Scotland, along with the southeast of England. The showers in the southeast will continue to move north and east through the day - some of which will be heavy with thunderstorms in the mix.
This of course doesn't bode too well for the Olympics opening ceremony, we do think that the majority of the showers will have cleared away by the time it begins this evening but there is still a slight risk of a downpour. You can view a detailed forecast for the opening ceremony and some of the key events this weekend from Michael Fish over on our Olympics weather forecast
For other parts of the country today, those showers in the west of Scotland will tend to become more widespread through the day. Showers will also develop across much of Ireland but for England and Wales away from the southeast and East Anglia it's likely to be mainly dry with just just a handful of showers here and there but some decent sunny spells developing too. Temperatures will be warmest in southern and central parts with highs of 23-25c, elsewhere the high teens or perhaps low twenties will be typical.
Into the weekend the cooler air pushes into all parts and theme we're into the familiar regime of sunshine and showers. Sunday will see the majority of the showers affecting the north and west of the country with the best of the drier, brighter weather in eastern and central parts.
After dying back to coastal areas overnight the showers returns with a vengeance into Sunday with just about everywhere liable to catch at a sharp downpour.
Into next week we keep the showers going, along with a spell of rain and wind arriving into the southwest during Monday and pushing northeast into Tuesday.
More details on all of this are below in the latest weekly forecast from Michael Fish:
27th July 2012 08:24 Updated: 27th July 2012 08:24