By Brian Gaze
[Updated 07:00 17/08/2022]
Thunderstorms will be focused on the south today and in places they lead to torrential downpours and flash flooding. The north should be mostly dry. Tomorrow an area of heavy rain is likely to spread eastwards across Northern Ireland and northern England. The weekend will be mixed as areas of low pressure remain close to the UK.
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Wednesday starts with showery bursts of rain in central Britain. Areas to the north and south are mostly dry.
Through the day thunderstorms and downpours develop in southern England and East Anglia. In places there could be torrential downpours and they lead to the possibility of flash flooding. In central areas the rain steadily eases and in the afternoon it should be mostly dry. The north has a mostly dry day with variable amounts of cloud, although later on patchy spells of rain may reach the far north west.
Temperatures range from 14C (57F) in the far north to 25C (77F) in southern coastal counties. See the rain radar for the latest view.
Tonight downpours in the south steadily fade away. All areas then become dry, but later on patchy outbreaks of rain spread across Northern Ireland, Scotland and possibly western Wales.
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Tomorrow an area of rain pushes across Northern Ireland, Wales and northern England. In places it is likely to be heavy and thundery. There could also be some showers in Scotland. Much of southern, central and eastern England has a dry day with warm sunny periods.
On Friday heavy showers are possible in the south east and East Anglia. Other parts of the UK start dry and bright, but showers are likely to develop in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
During Saturday showers spread southeastwards. In the north they could be heavy and thundery. Central and south eastern England could remain mostly dry.
Sunday brings scattered showers, but also dry and sunny periods. Warm in southern and central Britain.
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