Friday, June 21

Five more days of rain misery of UK



August could be the wettest on record with at least five more days of downpours predicted this week alone.

The stormy weather that has blighted Britain could be set to last until the final weeks of the month before normal temperatures resume.

The bleak forecast is in stark contrast to the end of July that saw the UK record what is believed to have been its hottest ever day.

And after more days of rain, this month could threaten the wettest ever August of 1912 that saw an average of 167.6mm.

After a brief let up in the terrible weather on Monday and Tuesday, wind and rain is expected to return by Wednesday.

The Met Office warns that while some will dodge the worst of it the remainder of the week will be wet and windy.
Meteorologist Sarah Kent told the Daily Star: “Another low pressure system moves close to the UK on Wednesday and it looks like it will bring strengthening winds and a risk of coastal gales.

“Everywhere will see some rain with the potential for further strong winds.”

Monday is set to see a mix of sunshine and showers with the heaviest hitting around the southeastern coasts.
Rain will become more frequent and heavy in the afternoon and possibly turn into thunder.

Tuesday will see a slight improvement but heavy showers will strike, perhaps overnight in some places. The continued bleak forecast has seen bookies slash the odds on this being the wettest ever August.

Between Friday morning and Sunday morning some 87.6mm hit parts of the north west. The average for August is just 82.4mm.

Two ‘danger to life’ flood warnings are still in place at Keswick and the River Eden in Carlisle. The grim weather has being blamed on the jet stream drifting further south than usual for this time of year.