Sunshine and showers

[Updated 08:00 17/08/2017]

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An Atlantic flow keeps the weather changeable during the coming days. By the middle of next week a more settled period is expected as high pressure builds over the UK.

Thursday is off to a wet start in central and eastern England but brighter conditions will gradually return this morning. Western areas have a mix of sunny spells and showers throughout the day. This afternoon the showers spread eastwards.

Temperatures range from 15C (59F) in the north west to 22C (72F) in the south east. See the rainfall radar for the latest view.

Tonight it becomes dry with clear spells in central and eastern areas. Across the west showers merge together to give more prolonged spells of rain. By the of the night it is likely to be very wet in northern Britain but clearer conditions should have returned to Northern Ireland.

Tomorrow rain in the north becomes showery. In southern and central regions a bright start is followed by a mix of sunshine and showers. It will be windy and cool.

Saturday brings similar weather but showers are likely to become focused on northern and eastern areas. In the west there will be an increasing chance of dry and sunny spells. Sunday should be dry in the south but wet weather spreads across much of the north and west.

Buzz discusses the second half of August and our first tentative look ahead to winter 2017/18 has been issued.

Events weather

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16 day GEFS ensembles at a glance

Changeable conditions continue this week. Through the rest of August the chance of dry and settled periods increases. View latest GEFS.

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Birmingham 19°C 10mph 1008mB showers in the vicinity
London 19°C 13mph 1010mB Fair
Cardiff 18°C 15mph 1011mB Fair
Newcastle 18°C 6mph 1006mB Fair
Norwich 18°C 7mph 1010mB light rain
Manchester 17°C 8mph 1008mB Fair
Inverness 17°C 21mph 1000mB Fair
Edinburgh 17°C 12mph 1004mB Fair
Belfast 16°C 10mph 1005mB Fair

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