Week Ahead: Heat Subsiding, Chance of Showers, Still Sunny

15th July 2018 10:09

Week Ahead: Heat Subsiding, Chance of Showers, Still Sunny

Today will be dry, sunny and warm for England and Wales, hot in the southeast. However, a cold front arriving off the Atlantic will bring outbreaks of rain across Scotland and Northern Ireland, before edging further east across northern and western parts on Monday. Staying dry and hot again towards SE England and East Anglia on Monday. Fresher conditions for all moving through overnight for Tuesday as the cold front clears east, with a mix of sunny spells and heavy thundery showers, but not everywhere will catch one. Perhaps fewer showers and more in the way of sunshine on Wednesday and Thursday, more in the way of showers returning for central and southern areas on Friday. After a cool down on Tuesday and Wednesday, turning very warm again across England and Wales towards the end of the week, locally hot in the south. Not much rain in the south all week, some places perhaps staying dry all week.


For now, it's a warm and dry start for many, after an uncomfortable night for sleeping in the south, however it's a dull and wet start across the far northwest, with a band of rain edging in across wetsern Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Another dry, sunny and very warm day for most of England and Wales, blue skies for most away from Cumbria and west Wales, where cloud will increase to bring some splashes of rain by early evening. Very warm in the sunshine, hot towards SE England where we will could see temperatures reach 30-31C locally, elsewhere 24-28C.

Cloudy skies and fragmented band of rain will slowly edge east across Scotland through the day, after a dry and bright start across the east, staying on the cloudy side across Northern Ireland, though early rain tending to turn more showery, with perhaps some brightness later. Temperatures reaching 17-21C.


A fine end to the day and balmy evening across much of England and Wales, leading into a mostly dry and warm night. Cloudy and damp across Scotland and N. Ireland, with further showery  outbreaks of rain at times, these edging in across NW England, Wales and SW England by the end of the night. Drier and fresher conditions moving in across the far northwest.


Cold front will continue to edge slowly east and southeast across England and Wales on Monday, bringing cloudier skies and a band of showery rain, perhaps with some heavy and thundery downpours developing amongst it, across northern England, Wales and SW England. Dry, sunny and hot further east across the Midlands, SE England and East Anglia - where we could see 31C towards the London area. Cooler and fresher conditions spreading in across Scotland and Northern Ireland, mostly dry and sunny, but a few showers are possible.


Cold front clears east Monday night, opening the door from the west to cooler and fresher conditions for all on Tuesday, most places will see sunny spells but also a scattering of showers developing, locally heavy and perhaps thundery across England and Wales. Although temperatures will come down from recent days, it will still be warm or very warm in the south, reaching 25C in London and 20C in Edinburgh.

Rest of the week

Sunny spells and well scattered afternoon showers developing on Wednesday and Thursday, showers very hit-and-miss, so many escaping them. Comfortably warm rather than scorching for most, though perhaps becoming locally hot towards the southeast on Thursday. Friday could see more in the way of thundery showers develop across England and Wales in particular, hot and humid across southern England.

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