Wave goodbye to the record-breaking sun and warmth as cooler, less settled weather takes hold
Yesterday was the last day of warm sunshine for a while, with Gosport in Hampshire the hotspot reaching 27C. It’s a cloudier and increasingly cooler picture over the coming days, with the promise of rain for many parched gardens too. The flow will be coming from the north behind a cold front bringing rain south today, so tomorrow temperatures will, for a change, be widely below average, rather than above average like recent weeks. On Friday night, higher parts of the Scottish mountains could even see sleet and snow. Cool, breezy and showery conditions Thursday and Friday continuing into the weekend as well.
For now, it’s a rather different morning across England and Wales compared to recent mornings, with grey skies and outbreaks of rain away from the far SE of England and East Anglia – where it’s still mostly dry with some brightness. After a wet evening and night, Scotland is brightening up from the northwest, though there are a few light showers across Scotland, a chilly start here though, a frost earlier over the higher ground of the Highlands.
The cold front bringing cloud and rain across Wales, northern, central and western areas of England will only slowly edge southeast through the day. So much of England and Wales will remain rather cloudy with outbreaks of rain, the rain heavy at times across western areas. The far SE England and eastern side of East Anglia will stay mostly dry with some glimpses of sunshine until this evening, though there could be the odd spot of rain. Drier and brighter but cooler and breezy conditions spreading south across Scotland, N. Ireland and the far north of England, though a few showers are possible across eastern Scotland.
With the cloud and rain across England and Wales along with cooler and breezy conditions spreading south across Scotland – a cooler day for all compared to recent days. Temperatures reaching 15-18C, perhaps 19C across far SW of England, cooler across the far north and northeast where there’ll be a brisk northeasterly wind.
Showery rain across southern England and East Anglia this evening slowly clearing south overnight, otherwise becoming mostly dry away from eastern coasts of England and Scotland along with the far NW of Scotland – where there’ll be showers. A fair bit of cloud around across England and Wales, clearer spells across Scotland and N. Ireland away from coasts. A cool night across all parts.
A cool and breezy day for all on Thursday, often cloudy with showers spreading south to affect most areas, some of the showers heavy in the afternoon. There will be some bright or sunny spells though. Temperatures widely reaching 11-14C at best, away from SW England and south Wales where any sunshine could lift temperatures up to 17C.
Friday will be a windy, showery and cool day, especially windy across northern areas. The strong northerly wind will drive showers south across many parts, the showers turning heavy and thundery into the afternoon – especially across central and eastern areas. A more prolonged spell of rain accompanied by gales spreading in across NE Scotland. Temperatures reaching 10-14C in the north, 14-16C in the south.
Weekend & next week
Remaining windy and cool on Saturday with spells of rain or showers spreading southwest across many parts, though SE England and East Anglia could stay mostly dry and bright. Area of low pressure across the south on Sunday looks to bring slow-moving showers, locally heavy, across much of England and Wales, drier, brighter and less windy across Scotland and N. Ireland with isolated showers. For now, it looks like continuing generally unsettled and cool next week, with further showers or longer spells of rain, but some drier periods with some sunshine.