As the UK starts to wonder whether there is any chance of prolonged sunshine this summer, Farmers Weather expert, Garry Nicholson gives some positive news for a weekend with ’plenty of sunshine around’.
He said: "There was some rain across the country yesterday (Thursday) and early Friday as fronts move south-eastwards. Some heavy showery bursts locally in central-eastern counties.
"Improving conditions will spread from the north-west through Friday, with increasing amounts of sunshine, although still the risk of a few passing showers.
"Heading into the weekend, a west to north-westerly pattern will dominate, bringing fresh conditions to all areas.
"There will be a scattering of showers developing on both days, typically most widespread toward the far north-west in the mornings, and then central and eastern counties into the afternoons.
"However, not everywhere will see showers, and there will be plenty of sunshine around.
"Coastal districts will often see extensive sunshine, particularly in the south and west.
"There will be a breeze, and humidity will be low, so drying conditions will be good.
"Temperatures will range from 16 to 22C from north to south. It will be cool overnight, dipping to 7 to 10C or below in some rural northern areas.
"A brief ridge of high pressure builds from the west into Monday, maintaining plenty of sunshine and fresh conditions, and fewer showers.
"Tuesday may well hold onto dry weather for many, particularly in the east, but we expect a breakdown to develop as fronts move in from the Atlantic into midweek.
"A changeable few days is likely during the first week of August, with some heavy rain at times, plus strong winds."