Sun And Showers (again)
Sunshine and showers has been the story of the summer so far, and the next few days doesn't buck that trend - away from the southeast quarter of the country at least.
As we've been talking about in recent days, we have a northwest - southeast split setup currently with high pressure close enough to the southeast to keep things relatively settled (albeit with a few showers) and warm, whereas further northwest with low pressure the dominant force it's wetter, cooler and breezier.
The showers today will be heavy and thundery at times as well - with a sharp shower or a thunderstorm possible for just about everyone who isn't a southeasterner (is that a word?!), and due to this we do have a detailed storm forecast
Temperatures today will be on the warm side for everyone with 19-22c typically, a touch warmer than this in the southeast though.
Overnight tonight, many of the showers die out but in the west of northern England and Scotland they'll keep going, which'll mean a head start tomorrow which will see yet more sharp downpours developing - with similar areas once more the main focus.
For the remainder of the week too, it's a case of rinse and repeat with little changing in the pattern until we get toward the bank holiday weekend. At this stage the unsettled weather starts to encroach on the southeastern corner of the UK today, although it's still here that's most likely to have the best of any drier and brighter weather.
Beyond that, it's nearly Autumn - so if recent years are anything to go by, maybe it's time to dust off the BBQ!
21st August 2012 10:50 Updated: 21st August 2012 10:50