A fine and settled weekend in store for many parts of Britain and Ireland thanks to a strong ridge of high pressure extending in from the northwest. However, the north and northwest will continue to hold onto more cloud with the risk of some showers at times as a weak front moves in from the west around the north of that high.
Although it is a mostly fine and sunny start to Saturday, there is more in the way of cloud affecting Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Wales, central and northern Scotland, the cloud thick enough to bring the odd shower in places. That cloud will tend to break up across much of Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland as we go through the day with sunnier skies developing in these areas, but for central, northern and western Scotland it will remain mostly cloudy with some occasional rain and drizzle developing. Otherwise for most places it will be another fine and dry day with plenty of strong July sunshine resulting in high UV levels. In the sunshine temperatures widely will be in the low-mid twenties and perhaps the high twenties towards southern England, but sea breezes will develop around coasts whilst the far north of Scotland will again be much cooler with maximums in the mid-teens at best.
Cloudy skies with a little rain will continue to affect the far north and northeast of Scotland tonight but for most places it will be a fine and clear night with perhaps some patchy low cloud forming. This takes us into a fine and sunny day tomorrow with temperatures a touch warmer in many regions and even for the far north it should be brighter than of late.