Northwest - Southeast Split
A pretty typical British summer week on the way with the best of the dry, warm and sunny weather reserved for the southeast quarter of the UK, whereas further north and west will see more in the way of wet, cool and at times windy conditions.
Today brings a familiar theme of the summer so far with it too - sunshine and showers. These will be well scattered for many - but more frequent across Scotland and Northern England, pushing west to east through the day. Some will be on the heavy side with a rumble or two of thunder thrown in for good measure.
Temperatures today will once more be warmest in that southeastern corner, hitting 24-26c here, so down on the weekend's values. Elsewhere it's 19-22c more typically.
The remainder of the week can be summed up in a few lines really - showery, cool and breezy in the north and west of the country with some heavy, thundery downpours at times. The further south and east you head, the drier, brighter and warmer you'll be - with the southeast corner keeping hold of a good deal of dry, sunny and pleasantly warm weather.
Bank Holiday Weather
As we head in toward the bank holiday weekend there are likely to be changes afoot though, with low pressure taking hold across the whole country, so showers or longer spells of rain interspersed with drier, brighter spells are likely to be the order of the day. Not ideal for the final bank holiday weekend of the year, but I guess we're all used to it by now!
20th August 2012 10:04 Updated: 20th August 2012 10:04