More persistent showers will blight summertime Britain today and tomorrow, forecasters say.
The Met Office reminds Brits the yellow weather warning for gales remains in place until 4pm today but, afterwards, it’ll still be blustery and grey for most regions.
Rain will be at its heaviest across northern England on Monday and gradually move eastwards.
John Hammond, a former weather presenter for the BBC, wrote on his blog WeatherTrending: “As showers fade, there’ll be a fresh and bright day or two for many, before the next area of low pressure trundles in from the Atlantic.
“Rain will be focussed across northern areas of the UK. In the wake of this, another injection of cool and showery northwesterly winds will be ushered in by the weekend. Sheltered southern areas will be driest.”
He even warns temperatures will struggle to exceed 19C in the Home Counties and will plunge as low as 14C across a breezy North Yorkshire – that is around 6C below the highest average for this time of the year.
Mr Hammond adds: “It’ll be a cool start to the new week. How cool? I’ll whisper it, but it wouldn’t surprise me if there’s a touch of frost in the most prone northern glens early in the week…”
It is believed most of the week will be unsettled and dull. The best chance of sunshine is on Thursday in the south of England but, even then, the mercury won’t exceed 20C.
“I continue to be cautious about how quickly and dominantly high pressure builds across the UK and settles the weather down more widely,” Mr Hammond continues, in reference to the glorious mini heatwave Brits enjoyed at the end of June. During which time, temperatures topped 33C near Heathrow Airport, west London, on the hottest day of the year.
But, like Mr Hammond, forecasters at Met Office are currently cautious to predict the return of the heatwave.
“Looking further ahead, a north/ south split across the UK seems most likely. Northern and northwestern areas are expected to see further spells of rain, accompanied by strong winds, with the possibility of these spreading to some other areas at times,” its website reads.
“Further south however, there should be more in the way of dry weather, though even here, there is still the possibility of some showers, or longer spells of rain.
“Temperatures are likely to be either around or on the warmer side of average, with the warmest conditions likely in the southeast.”
A windy and blustery day, especially across parts of southern Scotland and northern England. Sunny spells for most, but also some showers, these mainly in the north where feeling cool.
A windy night with further showers in north. Dry across southern Britain with some clear periods. Cooler than last night.
Many areas dry with sunny spells and less windy than today. A few isolated showers in northern Britain, especially across northwest Scotland.
Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:
Cloud and rain pushes east across many central and southern areas Tuesday, clearing for a time Wednesday, then further rain Thursday. Warm and humid for these areas. Drier, cooler elsewhere.