As the wait for a late summer heatwave goes on – and on, and on – there is at least some good news for most of us.
It’s looking like a warm Friday, and things should stay dry for most of the day for much of the country. If you’d been wondering if that post-work barbecue is a go, you have a tentative thumbs-up.
That’s particularly good news given the Eliminator games in cricket’s The Hundred competition are to be played today in south London.
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However, there will be some rain to come for northern parts of the UK later in the day. Here’s the weather for today (Friday, August 20).
What is the UK weather forecast?
Despite a dull start across the UK, most places will see warm temperatures and perhaps even some sun in the afternoon.
Unfortunately for Northern Ireland and the south of Scotland, there’s some heavy rain on the way later on in the day.
While there will be a lot of cloud around, most other regions of the UK should stay dry throughout the day.
After a broadly dry night apart from a few scattered showers, Friday morning will start off cloudy for the vast majority of the UK.
That cloud might look a little threatening in north-west and north-east England and in parts of Scotland, but things will brighten up for most of us over the morning.
Temperatures will be cool across the country to begin with, especially in central Scotland where it could be as low as 11 celsius. Most areas will hover around 15 celsius before rising to the higher teens towards midday.
The threatening clouds return and start to cover most of England’s south and midlands as well as parts of Scotland.
Northern Ireland is likely to get some showers, but it’ll stay bright. Things will feel much warmer through the afternoon, with temperatures as high as 22 celsius for the midlands and south.
As the afternoon wears on into evening, though, Northern Ireland and the south of Scotland will get some heavy rain. Elsewhere it’ll stay cloudy but dry.
By late evening the picture will stay the same, though Devon might catch some showers. It’ll stay warm, with the mercury around 17 degrees for most places.
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