The end of the working week is upon us and with the long Bank Holiday weekend ahead (unless you are in Ireland where you have to wait another week) it is good news as far as the weather goes with high pressure in charge and going nowhere fast.
Once again it is a mostly fine start to the day across much of the country and, again, it is a cold start across rural Scotland. There are some areas of low cloud drifting around, mainly across central and eastern regions, but for most places it will be another dry day with sunny spells and variable amounts of cloud. Thicker cloud will move into the northwest during the day, perhaps bringing a little rain or drizzle to the west and northwest of Scotland but this shouldn't amount to too much. Temperatures today will again mainly be in the range of 19°C to 22°C, but cooler around coasts and in the far north and northwest.
Very little change is expected tonight with clear skies for many regions although some low cloud will form in places. Then as we head into the weekend the mostly settled theme continues although a weakening cold front will bring more cloud and some patchy rain into the north for a time with cooler air following on behind, this cooler air extending further south during Sunday and Monday so temperatures dropping off a touch.