Warning of thunderstorms for the weekend
The weekend will see highs of 25C but there are also warnings of thunderstorms.
BBC weather forecaster Nick Miller says that there will be rain for many parts of the country today – but not as much as Wednesday.
“Rain reached some of the driest southern areas of the UK on Wednesday, it wasn’t very much but it was more than has fallen in quite some time,” he said.
“That system is now out of the way and some of the southern areas are having a mainly dry day on Thursday whereas northern areas close to the weather front, there will be more rain particularly across Scotland and especially in the west.
“There will be a lot of dry weather to begin the day on a cooler start with the temperatures quite widely into single figures, a little bit lower in some rural spots, but there will be a lot of sunshine first thing and parts will see cloud increasing but not everywhere will get rain from that cloud.
“There will be a few showers popping up in Northern Ireland during the morning and lasting into the afternoon. North west Scotland turning wetter, more widely across western parts of Scotland. Later in the day you’ll see some rain, some of that pushing further east during the afternoon.
“The odd shower for Wales and south west England, and across Wales and England more cloud in the afternoon compared with the morning and a warmer day in the east and south eastern part of the country where it stays dry with some sunny spells compared with Wednesday’s rain.”
Regarding the weekend, Mr Miller continued: “It will be pleasantly warm especially when you get to see some sunshine, high pressure is close by but that is not the whole story.
“Later Saturday, Saturday night, first thing Sunday there are some showers, some thunderstorms pushing up from the south and into parts of England and Wales, some of those come back Sunday night and into Monday morning.”
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