Peter O'Donnell's Long Range Weather Forecast For Britain

TODAY ... Scattered morning showers more likely in Wales and western Scotland, afternoon thunderstorms in a few spots but some sunshine and highs near 23 C away from cooler west-facing coasts.

TONIGHT ... Showers or thunderstorms, heavy at times west, lows 14-18 C.

OUTLOOK ... Similar to Ireland in general, occasional showers, a little warmer than average to the weekend, a drying trend early next week. Typical highs will be 23-26 C south, to 18-21 C Scotland.

Forecast chart valid @ 21 Aug-2012 12 UTC.

Peter O'Donnell is a Vancouver-based climatologist who specialises in providing long-range forecasts for Ireland and Britain.