Things are very much set fair into the weekend, as high pressure dominates across the British Isles.
It’s a pretty simple forecast in the short term, with lots of sunshine and blue sky. A chance of local mist pockets just around dawn, but those will soon burn off.
Temperatures rising into the low 20s Celsius into the afternoons, and some spots in northwest England to the lee of the Pennines may nudge 23 or 24C.
A general light east to southeasterly breeze will prevail, so eastern parts of the Midlands will tend to be a little cooler, with the air moving inland off a cool North Sea.
Overnight temperatures will dip into single figures out of towns, and some spots over the weekend may find themselves around 5C in Pennine areas just at dawn, so a dewy start is to be expected at first light.
Into next week, it gets a little more complex, as pressure falls a little, with the scope for isolated pop-up showers forming on some days. Most indications make these very hit and miss, with a mostly dry theme still looking likely into the first week or so of June with high pressure still nearby.
One or two forecast model simulations do make showers pop up more widely with time, but trust this at your peril if you’re itching for rain… It may come to nought for most places!
The temperature will ease back a bit next week as the air mostly approaches the UK from the north or northwest. Expect a bit more cloud, and maxima in the 16 to 21C range, whilst overnight will typically fall between 5 and 10C. Chillier nights are possible later in the week, so keep an eye on that one.
The likelihood into the second week of June is that high pressure is stationed to the west of the country with northwesterly weather patterns prevailing. Some suggestions lean toward the Atlantic patterns trying to make a stronger comeback for a time. I would suggest for now that things are likely to stay more often dry, but looking rather on the cool side on some days.
This Saturday afternoon’s maximum temperatures are shown below.