Summer Drawing To A Close With More Rain At Times
We have a northwest, southeast split in the weather today but it's not the typical one as today it's wetter the further south and east you are - with northwestern areas seeing the drier weather.
It's not especially sunny or warm anywhere though with temperatures peaking into the teens for just about all parts and the best chance of any sustained sunshine likely to be to the south of southeast of high ground in parts of Wales and also central and southern Scotland.
Before we get onto the rain in the southeast, it's also worth noting that a coolish day will also turn into a pretty chilly night overnight with many areas down into single figures and there is also the risk of a ground frost in rural inland parts of Wales, northern England and Scotland.
Back to the wet weather though - and there's some persistent rain affecting eastern England currently, but that should eventually clear to leave a decent scattering of sharp showers in many central and eastern regions of England - slowly shifting southeast through the day. Some of them will be potent enough to develop into thunderstorms so we do have a detailed convective forecast
Overnight tonight the showers clear away but the next spell of wet weather won't be too far away - this time though the northwest-southeast split is reversed and put back into the more typical setup with the wet and windy weather moving across the northern half of Ireland, much of Scotland and also northern England - with western parts in particular seeing a spell of moderate to heavy rain during the day tomorrow.
Elsewhere, barring a few light showers in other western regions it's a dry day but pretty cloudy and still cool with the high teens about as good as it gets in the south and east, mid-teens elsewhere.
Looking ahead to the weekend (don't forget Michael Fish
will be online later with all the details), the pattern remains pretty much the same into Saturday with more rain affecting the far north and west, it's drier and by this time sunnier further southeast - with temperatures responding and moving up into the twenties. Sunday should be drier in the northwest, maybe some patchy rain heading south for a time but in the main there ought to be a good deal of warm, bright or sunny weather to be had.
Not bad for the first weekend of Autumn!
30th August 2012 10:24 Updated: 30th August 2012 10:24