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Wednesday 26 July Published at 00:10
Issued by the Met Office
Wednesday 26 July
There are no weather warnings in force anywhere in the United Kingdom.
About the Met Office Weather Warnings
The Met Office warns the public and emergency responders of severe or hazardous weather which has the potential to cause danger to life or widespread disruption through the National Severe Weather Warning Service.
The Met Office issues warnings for rain, snow, wind, fog and ice. These warnings are given a colour depending on a combination of the likelihood of the event happening and the impact the conditions may have.
For more information, see the Met Office Weather Warnings Guide.
About Flood Warnings
The flood warnings are issued by the Environment Agency, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Natural Resources Wales, and sent to the BBC Weather Centre. We then issue a compendium of warnings based on the latest information available. When severe flood warnings are issued they will also be highlighted on TV broadcasts.
Find out more about Flood Warnings
There are a number of ways you find out whether your area is at risk from flooding. The Environment Agency, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Natural Resources Wales update their warnings 24 hours a day via the Floodline number.
Floodline - 0345 988 1188
Monday 24 July Published at 10:00
Weather blowing hot and cold
You could have been forgiven during the early part of last week for thinking the weather was all set for a fine, warm and sunny week or two; temperatures were up into the 80's Fahrenheit, a top temperature of 28 Celsius which is 82 Fahrenheit. However thunderstorms brought torrential rain to parts of southwest England on Tuesday then to many parts of England and Wales on Wednesday.
By the time we got to Friday the weather chart had a very autumnal look. We had a deep area of low pressure over Ireland with a weather front bringing wet and windy weather to many western areas.
This unsettled weather certainly made life difficult for the golfers at the Open Golf Championship at Royal Birkdale, not just challenging winds, outbreaks of rain but quite cool conditions too. The Open Golf Championship has been plagued by poor weather in recent years, especially like this year where it seems to be the second round on the Friday that receives the poorest conditions. At St Andrews in 2015, the second round had to be cancelled altogether due to strong winds with the tournament finishing on the Monday.
So what about the rest of our summer?
Monday 24 July—Sunday 30 July
July set to end on a Low
As we go into the last week of July, there are some typical British summer weather conditions on the way with drier, warmer days but rain never too far away.
After the very showery conditions of this past weekend, the early part of the week does look to be drier and brighter with fewer showers and a lot of dry weather. Still some showers over eastern England on Monday otherwise many places will be dry with sunny spells and warm in the sunshine too.
These conditions continuing on Tuesday with temperatures not too far from normal for late July and with light winds, it will feel very pleasant in the sunshine.
All change for Wednesday, a trough of low pressure will bring a band of rain eastwards across the country during the day. The rain will be persistent and heavy for a time but moving through relatively quickly. Thursday will see a return to drier and brighter weather, some sunshine and fresh westerly winds. Friday will also see a lot of dry weather with sunny spells but all change again in the west later.
As we head towards next weekend, it does look as though another area of low pressure will make its way across the Atlantic towards the British Isles, bringing another spell of wet weather. It will also be windy at times with gales in the north.
Monday 31 July—Sunday 6 August
New month, same old weather
Further areas of low pressure will keep the unsettled theme going into the first week of August. There will be further bands of rain crossing the country with drier and brighter interludes in between. The most prolonged and heaviest rainfall will be across northwestern areas where it will be windy at times too. It will be driest and brightest for longest across more southeastern areas. No heatwave during this period, the air coming in from the Atlantic will keep temperatures close to or even a little below what we would normally expect in early August.
Monday 7 August—Sunday 20 August
High pressure fights back
As we move into the second week of August, there are indications of high pressure beginning to build close to the British Isles. This would suggest longer spells of drier weather with large gaps between the areas of low pressure. Also the areas of low pressure are expected to pass close to northwest Scotland bringing further rain at times here and some rain extending further south at times too. The driest, brightest weather is expected to be over southeast England where temperatures will be on the warm side.
So the weather pattern as we go through August is one we would normally expect to see at this time of year.
As we head towards the end of the meteorological summer, any hot summer weather on the horizon?
Monthly forecastingThe weather beyond about a week ahead stretches even the most experienced weather forecaster. Complex numerical weather forecast models from the Met Office and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) are run many times for the month (and season) ahead to build up a picture of the likelihood of different weather types affecting the UK.
Next update at 10:00, Monday 31 July
Wednesday 26 July Published at 01:39
Rain moving east with sunshine and some blustery showers following.
A band of wet and rather windy weather will move east across the British Isles, giving some heavy bursts of rain in the north. Brighter skies will follow to most parts later, but with blustery showers developing in the northwest.
Most southern and eastern areas will become dry with clear spells overnight. It will stay breezy everywhere though, and further blustery showers will feed in across the west and northwest.
It will be cool and breezy with sunshine and showers. The showers will be most frequent in the north and northwest. Heavy showers will affect England in the afternoon.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday
Some sunny spells, although showers or longer spells of rain too, cool temperatures and brisk winds at times. Southern areas will see the most persistent rain, the northwest most showers.