Sunny Spells, But Make The Most Of It..
Shock, horror - it's the weekend and as we stand it's dry and bright with some decent sunshine coming through for many parts of the country, but it's not as sunny as yesterday, and the winds are stronger which is knocking the edge off of the temperatures.
The wind blowing in from the east or southeast across the whole country is freshest near to the coasts and for the east coast that will mean some low cloud blowing in which could thicken enough to bring some drizzle at times during the day - particularly to those coastal regions in northern England and Scotland.
Elsewhere across Britain it's dry with variable amounts of cloud - which will thicken from the southwest as the day wears on. Temperatures will range from 20-23c in southern and central England, a touch cooler elsewhere with the the mid-teens maybe as good as it gets in some eastern coastal counties where the nagging cloud hangs about.
For Sunday's weather we need to look to the southwest, and already today Ireland will see some showery rain developing - some of which will be heavy. Those showers will will push up across Britain from late today and into tomorrow with all parts susceptible to catch one although with East Anglia and Southeast England less likely to see anything significant, but further north and west there could well be some heavy, thundery downpours moving through.
Temperatures tomorrow will be warmest in the east with 25-27c possible here, elsewhere 18-22c is more likely.
For the closing ceremony of the Olympics
(how fast has it gone?) it's looking pretty good - some showers are possible in London during the afternoon but by evening it's currently looking dry and pleasantly warm.
Looking ahead to next week, we have low pressure anchored out to the west of the British Isles feeding occasional secondary lows right up across the country so there it stays unsettled with the potential for some very wet weather at times...
11th August 2012 11:23 Updated: 11th August 2012 11:23