Met Office predicts 'unsettled' weekend as yellow weather warning in place for parts of UK

The Met Office has forecast an "unsettled and cool weekend", with a yellow warning for rain issued for parts of the UK. Temperatures were expected to be "cooler-than-average", with many areas predicted to experience showers "at some point".

The yellow alert covers northeast Scotland, and was issued at 10pm on Friday, July 5. Around 20-30mm of rain was expected to fall within 12 hours, with the warning in place until 10am on Saturday, July 6.

Despite the threat of rain and thundery showers - particularly on Sunday, July 7, forecasters said there would be "some sunny spells". The Met Office said it could feel "fairly pleasant" in between the showers, with temperatures possibly peaking around 19C.

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Heading into next week, showers were expected to be "fewer and further between" for many areas, with the heaviest being confined to parts of Scotland. However, thickening cloud and outbreaks of rain were likely to hit the the southwest areas during Monday, July 8, "heralding a spell of more widely unsettled conditions for most parts of the UK".

The Met Office said temperatures were most likely to be around, or a little below average for the time of year, although some warmer conditions were "possible in the southeast at times". However highs of 32C have been predicted by new weather maps from WXCharts, which expects temperatures to start to rise from Tuesday, July 9.