Friday’s wet and wild weather from Storm Evert will have cleared away over the North Sea by Saturday. The UK is then left in a fresher northerly flow with a slight nip in the air for northern parts by night. No sign of another heatwave this weekend. Temperatures in southern England could reach 23C at best, in the sunnier spells with light winds, but overall temperatures for the UK will be in the high teens and up to 20 or 21C.
So, it’s back to the usual UK summer weather with fine, sunny, warm spells but the lingering doubt that a shower will turn up. Packing the raincoat even a light jumper, just in case but still needing sunscreen.
This week we have seen torrential downpours and thunderstorms. The weekend won’t be like that, although Saturday afternoon will still see showers, with some being heavy. The main areas will be over England and Wales, particularly for southern Britain and eastern England. The shower risk lasts into Saturday evening for eastern England.
Still a few showers about on Sunday but also a lot of fair, quiet and bright weather. It will be cooler on Sunday night with even a touch of grass frost for some sheltered glens in northern Britain.
Day trips – with all the pre-booking it often isn’t possible to change time or day of a visit. Here’s a look at the weekend weather for a few attractions around Britain.
Alton Towers, Staffordshire – A lot of fine, bright weather with sunny spells and temperatures up to 19 or 20C. A shower looks unlikely and there will be a cool start on Sunday.
Edinburgh Zoo, Midlothian – with an easterly wind off The Forth this weekend it looks rather overcast and cool. Sunday looks brighter than Saturday with more chance of sunshine. You do have to pre-book here and temperatures will remain in the mid-teens, but it looks fair and dry. For any evening trips, it will feel cool.
Legoland Windsor, Berkshire – The forecast looks fair, and bright with temperatures of 20 or 21C for those walking about the park and trying the new Mythica ride. There is the risk of a heavier shower on Saturday afternoon, even a thundery one but they could miss.
Caernarfon Castle, Gwynedd - is recognised around the world as one of the greatest buildings of the Middle Ages. For those visiting this weekend, the weather looks fair. Temperatures will be around 16 or 17C in a light westerly breeze with a bit more sunshine about on Sunday.
Blackpool, Lancashire also looks fair and bright with temperatures in the high teens. So, no heatwave and a light breeze off the sea but okay by day for the Pleasure Beach but cooler in the evening if you are seeing the Illuminations.
Next week still looks mixed with a scattering of showers and temperatures in the high teens and low twenties.