Summer returns – week ahead UK weather forecast

Summer returns – week ahead UK weather forecast

Changeable but warm in the south at times.

Monday: Showery outbreaks of rain push southwards across central and eastern areas. In the south west and Wales there could be scattered showers but also a good deal of bright weather. The north stays mostly cloudy with patchy outbreaks of rain. Feeling quite warm during sunny spells in the southern half of the UK but cool elsewhere.

Tuesday: Southern and central regions have a fine day but in the north outbreaks of rain spread eastwards. In the south it will be warmer than recently and maximum temperatures could approach 27C (81F).

Wednesday: Southern and central regions should have another fine and very warm day. In the north a band of rain slowly spreads southeastwards but cooler and showery conditions follow it into Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Early rain clears southeastwards to leave a mix of sunshine and showers. During the rest of the period wet weather affects northern and western areas. The south and east should often be dry and warm but showers or longer spells of rain are still a possibility.

Forecast confidence is high falling to moderate later on.