Weekend weather promises plenty of sunshine

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Last Monday was the summer solstice - the sun overhead the tropic of Cancer - the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, and some people take this day as the start of summer.

We've enjoyed plenty of sunshine this month with rainfall well below average. Over the weekend, there's more fine and warmer weather to come. The sunshine hazy at times with daytime temperatures reaching a humid 27 Celsius, 81 Fahrenheit in a few spots. However, some coasts will be refreshingly cooler and a risk of low cloud and some mist in the south and west.

The odd heavy and thundery shower is possible but these will be few and far between, mainly on the hills and mountains, with most places remaining dry. The Glastonbury Festival is celebrating its 40th birthday. Over the years it has been hit by heavy rainfall and flooding but festival goers this year can leave their wellies at home!

While at Wimbledon the heat will be building on centre court this weekend, on Sunday temperatures could hit a toasty 30 Celsius, 86 Fahrenheit so don't forget your hat and suncream!

Looking further ahead, it looks like June will end on a warm note with some showers on Tuesday. As we move into July, it may turn a bit more unsettled with some rain and showers at times, which may be heavy and thundery, but with some fine and warm spells likely as well. In the meantime, though, have a nice weekend and enjoy the sunshine.

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