Exceptionally hot conditions will be developing in many areas over the coming days as high pressure slowly drifts away to the east allowing for hot air over Spain and France to waft northwards bringing the potential for record-breaking temperatures in many areas.
For this morning it is actually a rather cool and fresh start, certainly compared to earlier in the week, but there is plenty of sunshine around and for most places it will be a fine summer's day with plenty of strong sunshine and just some high level cloud at times. However, there will be more in the way of cloud across the north and west of Scotland along with parts of Ireland and Northern Ireland, this cloud thick enough to bring a few showers from time to time.
Temperatures today will range from a rather cool 14°C to 17°C in the far north, 21°C to 23°C for much of the rest of Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Wales and northern/eastern England, to as high as 24°C to 27°C towards central and southern counties of England. UV levels will be high or very high so remember the sun cream if you are outside for any length of time.
Some rain will affect parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland this evening and tonight but elsewhere will remain fine, dry and clear with temperatures not falling as low as last night. This takes us into a fine and increasingly warm Sunday with plenty of sunshine helping temperatures back above the 30°C mark in the south before those values rise even further as we head into the early part of next week.