Increasingly warm and humid conditions taking over this weekend across much of the country with the biggest difference being felt across central and eastern regions of the UK where north-easterly winds have kept conditions very much on the cool side recently.
Already this morning it is rather warm and humid towards the south and west of the UK where there is a fair amount of cloud around with some scattered heavy showers continuing to run north-westwards. It is cooler further towards the north and east with some mist and low cloud around but the sunshine will soon get to work and then for many places it will be a fine and dry day with temperatures rising quickly to reach maximums of 26°C to 29°C, perhaps a degree or so higher in places, but remaining cooler in coastal areas and towards the northeast where low cloud will continue to roll in off the North Sea.
The risk of showers continues towards the southwest though and as we go through this afternoon we are expecting some scattered heavy showers to break out over central and western parts of England along with Wales. Some torrential thunderstorms are possible in places bringing the risk of localised flash flooding, but the showers will be hit-and-miss affairs with not everyone catching them.
Those showers rumble on into this evening and tonight but will tend to ease leaving many western regions rather murky and misty with some rain in places. It will be mainly dry further east with some low cloud forming again but this burns back to the northeast tomorrow to leave many places fine and very warm but heavy showers and thunderstorms will again break out during the course of the day, the greatest risk of these coming across central and western regions.
METEOROLOGIST : BARBER