Issued: 0900hrs Monday 2nd August 2021
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
No returning heatwave during early August
An unsettled end to this week as low pressure dominates across Britain. Thundery deluges are likely to occur once again. Temperatures will stay rather average, and feeling cool where rain persists. Some warmer days in southeast England.
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Low pressure moves across Britain bringing widespread rain and heavy showers. The wettest conditions tending to advance eastwards through the day. Risk of thunderstorms locally. Northern Scotland likely escaping driest with a little sunshine. Strong south to southwesterly winds, may gust gale force around coasts in southwest England. Temperatures rather cool in rain, between 13 and 17C, maximum 22C in brighter spells.
Staying unsettled with low pressure in charge. Areas of heavy rain rotate northwards into Scotland, risk of some prolonged heavy rain in east and central Scotland. Clusters of thundery downpours across England and Wales, developing most widely into the afternoon. Breezy in the south, lighter winds toward the north. Eastern counties should see some sun and feeling quite warm. Cool in constant rain. Maximum values 17 to 23C.
Showery conditions continue into the weekend as low pressure stays over Britain. Some heavy and thundery downpours, passing west to east through the day, mixed with brighter spells. Risk of constant rain over several hours for some areas. West or southwesterly breezes. Highs 16 to 21C.
Westerly winds are likely to bring further heavy showers, some places seeing frequent rain over a few hours. Occasional bright or sunny spells. Staying breezy around the English Channel in particular. Highs 16 to 22C.
Further rain at times, spreading from the west or southwest. Also some periods of drier and brighter conditions. Warmest temperatures toward the southeast. Highs 16 to 22C.
Some improvement possible across southern Britain as high pressure tries to build in. Rain at times for Scotland and Northern Ireland. Highs 16 to 23C.