Like yesterday, any early mist and low cloud should burn away quickly this morning to leave another fine and dry day across much of the UK. There will be patchy cloud bubbling up inland in places with low cloud also spreading in along some North Sea coasts, so it may not be wall-to-wall sunshine for everyone. But with generally light winds it will be warm or very warm in the sunshine, perhaps hot towards SE England. Temperatures will likely reach 20C in Belfast and Glasgow, 24C in Manchester, 25C in Cardiff and perhaps 27C again in central London. So it's looking good for most of the outdoor Olympic events, though the Olympic sailors may be hoping the sea breezes pick up down at Weymouth today, as winds were rather light there yesterday.
Another warm, dry and muggy night tonight, temperatures falling to the low teens in the north, but no lower than the high teens in the south. Mist, fog and low cloud will again develop in places. Then after early mist and cloud clears, Saturday should shape up to be another warm, dry and sunny day for most, though more in the way of low cloud towards some eastern coasts as a south easterly breeze picks up across most areas. Temperatures should reach 23-25C in the south, 19-22C in the north.
Risk of thundery showers moving in across SW England Saturday night and this heralds a break-down to this short spell of fine weather on Sunday, as a weather front moves up from the SW. So scattered heavy thundery showers look to spread NE across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and perhaps southern Scotland on Sunday, though some places could escape with a fine and dry day. But a risk of a downpour for the Olympics Closing Ceremony. Still be warm though despite being breezy too, with temperatures reaching 23-25C across central and southern areas.
Early next week looks like remaining unsettled, with heavy thundery showers on Monday and more general rain spreading up from the SW on Tuesday, though it will remain warm and perhaps humid across the south, thanks to southerly winds. Further showers in places for the rest of the week.
10th August 2012 08:13 Updated: 10th August 2012 08:13