Dry, Warm & Sunny, But For How Long?
A ridge of high pressure will build across the UK for the rest of the week, so much of the UK can look forward to largely dry and fine weather for the next three days, with afternoon temperatures reaching 26-27C in the south. But that classic weather proverb of "three fine days and a thunderstorm" that George II started way back in the 1730s to characterise the British summer, may prove apt, as we see a thundery breakdown from the southwest on Sunday.
But for now, morning mist and low cloud across some southern and western counties should quickly burn back to the coasts to allow a largely fine and dry day across the UK with sunny spells or long spells of sunshine. Though mist and low cloud could plague southern and western coasts throughout the day. Temperatures will climb into the low to mid 20s across large parts of Britain, perhaps reaching 26C in London, so very warm and sticky by this afternoon for the Olympic events here. Though very light winds today may cause a problem for the Olympic sailing down at Weymouth. A dry and in places warm night will follow, with temperatures perhaps no lower than 16-17C in towns and cities in the south, 12-14C elsewhere, mist and low cloud will develop around coastal areas of England and Wales.
Then a repeat performance of today on Friday, early morning mist and low cloud will burn back to the coasts to leave a largely fine, dry and warm or very warm day with sunny spells and light winds. Temperatures will reach the low to mid 20s in the north, 25-27 across southern England and south Wales.
Then for the weekend, Saturday will see another largely fine and dry day with warm sunshine in most places, though eastern areas may see some low cloud drifting in from the North Sea. Turning unsettled on Sunday, with thundery showers initially across Wales and SW England in the morning, becoming more widespread during the day, though some places could remain dry. Still warm in the south. Remaining unsettled into early next week, with thundery showers or longer spells of rain, though still warm and perhaps humid in the south.
9th August 2012 10:20 Updated: 9th August 2012 10:20