UK weather forecast: Washout with wind and rain before highs of 30C return next week


The Met Office has a yellow rain warning for today in Scotland and there are expected to be widespread showers over the coming days before temperatures pick up over the weekend

The UK is set for several days of wet weather

Brits are set for a wet and windy few days but temperatures will pick up by the start of July and could hit 30C next week.

Unsettled weather is the prediction for this week with the west of the country receiving the brunt of showers which could be heavy in Scotland today.

The Met Office has a yellow warning for rain in place that runs from 2am until 6pm on Tuesday.

It states: “A period of heavy rain during Tuesday may lead to some minor flooding for southwest Scotland.”

It added: “Flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible. Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer. Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer.”

The rain is set to be more widespread by Wednesday
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BBC weather forecaster Susan Powell called it a “mixed bag” over the coming days.

“It is looking like a mixture of sunny spells but also some fairly hefty showers running their way across the UK at times,” she said.

“The whole week is very much low pressure driven, we will see various areas of low pressure clipping into the north west of the UK. Some more organized bands of rain getting pushed in at times and then bands of showers following on behind with bright spells in between some heavy and thundery outbreaks of rain.

The weather should start to improve by the weekend and heat up again
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“For Tuesday a pretty wet day initially for Northern Ireland, brighter later but with some thunder storms, rain by the afternoon moving into western Scotland, the north west of England, all the way down into Cornwall. A few light showers possible across the Midlands and the far south east of England.”

She added that it is also set to be a blustery day with winds getting up to 40mph in the west.

Then for Wednesday the rain moves across the UK and so is more widespread with cooler temperatures than the average for the year.

The Met Office has a yellow weather warning for rain in place
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By the weekend and a high pressure system from the south is pushing its way back in and temperatures could rise to the mid-20Cs in parts of the country while it is likely to remain wet in the north west.

And next week the outlook is more settled, said Ms Powell, while weather maps from WXCharts predict that temperatures by Wednesday and Thursday could hit 30C for the South East.

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Unsettled with rain in the west. Dry and fine elsewhere.

Today:

Cloud and outbreaks of rain, some heavy, across the northwest slowly extending to other western areas during the day. Windy here with coastal wales. Dry and fine with some warm sunshine elsewhere.

Tonight:

Cloud and outbreaks of occasionally heavy rain in the west continuing to move east to reach all but SE England. Showers will follow to western parts. Winds slowly easing.

Wednesday:

Cloud and rain in eastern parts clearing then all parts will see a mixture of sunny intervals and showers, some heavy and thundery. The SE remaining mostly dry. Feeling warm.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Widespread scattered, blustery showers on Thursday, heaviest in the west and north. These easing for most by Friday. Sunny spells by the weekend will see temperatures recover to around average.

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