Mainly dry, often sunny and warm.
Today: A fine and often sunny day is expected. Despite some cloudier skies developing by the afternoon, it should remain dry for most. It will also be feeling very warm with only light winds. Maximum Temperature 27C.
Tonight: Remaining dry, warm and rather humid overnight, despite occasional clear spells developing. Some cloud could then spread north by dawn, perhaps bringing the odd shower into Essex. Minimum Temperature 15C.
Friday: Warm and humid at first, with variable cloud, and perhaps the odd shower. Turning hot during any afternoon sunshine, but also the chance of some heavy and thundery downpours developing. Maximum Temperature 28C.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday: Overnight showers should ease, then very warm, with sunny spells Saturday. However further isolated showers are possible later. Largely dry, very warm or hot, and increasingly humid Sunday and Monday.
UK Outlook for Monday 23 Jul 2018 to Wednesday 1 Aug 2018: On Monday and Tuesday the northwest of the UK is likely to see cloudier conditions with some rain and drizzle at times, especially across western hills. Elsewhere it should be largely dry with sunny spells and light winds, chiefly across the east and southeast, although central areas could have the odd shower at times. Looking further ahead a west-east split in conditions is likely to develop, with eastern areas being drier, more settled, warm and increasingly humid, but always with the risk of isolated showers or thunderstorms. Further west it may be more changeable and breezy with some outbreaks of rain or showers, but also some drier interludes. Temperatures nearer normal in the west, but generally warm elsewhere, with hot or very hot conditions at times in the east
UK Outlook for Thursday 2 Aug 2018 to Thursday 16 Aug 2018: Throughout this period it seems most likely that the weather pattern will only evolve very slowly. The west of the UK is likely to see more in the way of breezier, cloudier conditions with some rain or showers at times, with these occasionally affecting other areas. Elsewhere, especially further east, drier and more settled weather is expected to dominate, although with the ongoing risk of a few heavy showers or thunderstorms breaking out at times. Temperatures generally remaining above average for most, with the potential for further spells of very warm or hot conditions, and possibly very hot at times in the south and east. Temperatures are likely to be often nearer normal at times in the northwest.