Downpour and storm risk in the south

[Updated 08:40 25/07/2021]

Evening sun and clouds. Posted by brian gaze

Thundery downpours continue to be a risk in the south today. Areas to the north and west stay dry, bright and warm. The coming week is looking very mixed. After a warm and showery start it turns cooler and there is an ongoing possibility of wet weather.

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Sunday starts with thundery rain in parts of south eastern Britain. Elsewhere it is mostly dry. Through the day bursts of heavy thundery rain in the south east and East Anglia gradually push a little further westwards. To their north and west it stays dry with warm spells of sunshine.

Temperatures range from 20C (68F) in the south to 27C (81F) in the north west. See the rain and lightning radar for the latest view.

UKV (Data from the UK Met Office), rain, 16:00 Sunday, 25th July

Tonight the downpours in the south gradually fade away. Areas to the north remain dry. Muggy. 

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Tomorrow starts dry and bright but heavy showers develop. They are likely to be focused on southern and eastern Britain, with a lot of dry weather in the north west. Generally warm and very warm where lengthy sunny periods develop.

UKV (Data from the UK Met Office), temperatures, 16:00 Monday, 26th July

Changeable outlook

During Tuesday heavy showers push eastwards and at times they may merge to produce longer spells of rain. Brighter conditions return to the west in the afternoon. Feeling much cooler in the west.

Wednesday is looking cool across the UK. England, Wales and Northern Ireland have a mix of sunny spells and showers. More prolonged spells of rain are likely to affect Scotland. 

Changeable weather continues through the rest of the week. All regions could have showers or more prolonged outbreaks of rain. In sunny spells it feels pleasantly warm, but temperatures generally will be a little below the average.

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GFS, surface pressure and precipitation, 16:00 Friday, 30th July

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