The final weekend of July is set to be rather changeable as low pressure systems and their associated fronts push eastwards across the country but despite this rainfall amounts towards the south and southeast of the country will be minimal and certainly not sufficient to ease the drought worries.
It's a fairly warm start to Saturday with temperatures widely starting off in the mid-teens and this is mainly due to a lot of cloud cover, the cloud thick enough to bring outbreaks of rain and drizzle to many northern and western regions. This damp weather is associated with a frontal system and will be sinking slowly south-eastwards today so any early sunshine towards the south and southeast of England will tend to fade although the increasing cloud will do little more than bring the odd scattered shower. Meanwhile, the rain and drizzle will tend to become increasingly patchy elsewhere but for parts of Wales and northwest England it will be a rather damp afternoon. Somewhat clearer conditions will then follow into the north and northwest with sunny spells developing but further showers cannot be ruled out. Temperatures for most places will be close to normal for the end of July, but in the southeast of England highs in the mid-high twenties are expected so rather warm here.
Many places become dry tonight but as we head through the night the next area of cloud and showery rain will move into Ireland, Wales and southwest England and this will push eastwards across England and Wales tomorrow, the heaviest of the showers towards the west and over higher ground. Meanwhile, for the north and northwest it will be a drier and brighter day with just the odd shower breaking out.