Broken cloud this morning for many areas, but there will be some bright or Sonny spells especially across central and eastern parts. Staying dry into this afternoon across much of the country, with the best of the sunshine probably in northern and eastern Scotland as well as eastern England. Just a low risk of a shower in central areas. parts of the coasts of southwest England and west Wales, as well as western and southern Ireland may have lower cloud and some spots of drizzle. Highs at 31C in southeast England, more widely 21 to 26C.
A warm night ahead and one which is likely to be dry for many. More cloud in western Ireland where there is a risk of catching a shower. Breezier in western areas too. Lows at 14 to 19C.
High-pressure is to the east on Friday, with low pressure to the north-west of Ireland. Plenty of sunshine and hot weather affecting England, Wales and much of Scotland. However, a front moving eastwards to Ireland and into western Scotland will be bringing periods of thundery rain here. Elsewhere it stays dry with good spells of sunshine overall, although an isolated thunderstorm could develop just about anywhere during Friday afternoon due to the heat. Highs widely at 23 to 29C, 30 to 36C in much of central, eastern and southern England.
A brisk north easterly flow affects much of central and southern England and Wales on Saturday. This brings plenty of cloud and the threat of one or two showers across southern England. Much brighter skies for western and northern Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Ireland with plenty of sunshine here, although always the threat of a shower in northern Scotland. Highs at 29C in southeast England, 19C in northern Scotland.