Brits could be basking in sunshine again as of August 11 as weather conditions are set to become more settled following this week’s battering.
Mid-July saw an unprecedented heatwave that brought sizzling temperatures up and down the country and saw the UK record two of its hottest day.
But the average 30C temperatures soon gave way to thunderstorms and showers this past week which caused heavy rainfall and flash flooding in London and areas of the south.
Today the UK is set to be hit by gale force winds of up to 65mph and a torrent of rain lasting till the end of July.
Relentless rain has already lashed the country in recent days, and on Thursday the grim weather will see more heavy rain in many areas as well as ‘thundery showers’ in the north and ‘severe gales’ in the south west.
Forecasters have issued severe weather warnings for rain in north west England and wind in south west England on Thursday and Friday, with gusts of up to 65mph predicted.
But once the first two weeks of August pass, things are expected to start looking up again, BirminghamLive reports.
The first 10 days of August are set to stay unsettled, with a mixture of dry, sunny period and rain.
But by Wednesday, August 11, Brits are tipped to be able to enjoy the summer a bit more.
Forecasters at the Met Office said there are signs of more settled conditions from then as higher pressure develops.
And they said we can look forward to higher than average temperatures with an “increasing chance of hotter spells developing as the month progresses”.
Here’s the Met Office’s long range forecast for August:
Monday, August 2 – Wednesday, August 11
The Met Office long range forecast says: “Changeable conditions continuing to dominate for the start of August, with a mixture of sunny and dry periods, showery periods and the chance of longer spells of rain.
“At first the south is likely to see the most showers, with the north remaining the driest, but by the end of the period the south and southeast will possibly be the driest and the west and northwest the wettest.
“There remains a chance for any showers or rain to produce thunderstorms.
“Temperatures are most likely cooler than average for this time of year, trending to slightly cooler than average or average through the period, with the south and southwest having the best chance of seeing average temperatures.”
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Wednesday, August 11 – Wednesday, August 25
The Met Office says: “As is typical for this time of year, confidence is low for this period. However, there is a tentative sign of more settled conditions developing with higher pressure becoming slightly more likely.
“This means drier conditions may become more prevalent, although there is still the risk of showers or thunderstorms at times.
“Temperatures likely to trend to above average, with an increasing chance of hotter spells developing as the month progresses.”