BBC Weather: Sunshine set to give way for heavy downpours
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BBC Breakfast’s Matt Taylor said many parts of the UK would enjoy early sunshine at the beginning of the weekend which may encourage people to go out and make plans to enjoy the weather. But Mr Taylor rained on their parade and forecast erratic clouds and humid temperatures would bring showers and thunderstorms on and off throughout Saturday and Sunday. He added the beginning of next week was unlikely to get better with patchy rain and temperatures in the low-20s will bring “muggy” days and nights.
He said: “The sun is up but don’t get too used to that though as it is going to be a day where some looming clouds are on their way.
“And be prepared this weekend, there will be some fairly widespread showers, they will become a little bit more hit and miss as we go through the weekend.
“So some of you will stay fairly dry but it’d be a hard push today.”
Mr Taylor added cloud was moving its way over Scotland and Northern Ireland with further clouds over southern England
He continued: “You see the satellite imagery this batch of cloud working its way up with one in the north of Scotland.
“Southern Scotland dry at the moment but that wetter weather is on its way north, some showers will break out ahead of it across Scotland.
“Brightening up to the south later but then that just sets off more in the way of showers.
“There will be some sunshine in between but we’re just gonna have to watch for a zone of showers developing.
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“We could see the risk of some flooding in the southeast [near Devon] but that should be drier this afternoon.
“This wet weather this morning not looking too bad for Wimbledon but we’ve got the sunshine between the downpours elsewhere – temperatures still into the low 20s.
“A long way short though of what it’d be like in Rome.”
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Mr Taylor then said: “Quite a humid day and a humid evening to come, there are quite muggy nights to come and there will be still showers and thunderstorms all the way through [Saturday] evening.
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“Fading away for a time during the night, except for the far north of Scotland and to the south and west of the country.
“Temperature tonight to tomorrow morning, sticking in the mid-teens for many.
“[Sunday] is going to be a story of sunshine and showers for many.
“Longer spells of rain to begin within the far north of Scotland but notice the speckled nature of the showers on the map.
“It means it will be hit and miss where some of you spend a whole day dry, others, you’ll get hit by some of those thunderstorms and some pretty nasty downpours.
“Then as we go through into [Monday], it’s going to stay in that very changeable theme with showers and thunderstorms most likely in Scotland.
“Perhaps a dry day in Northern Ireland, northern England and north Wales and towards the Midlands early showers in the south.
“A nice fade and then some wetter weather pushes in a cooler day on Monday.”
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