The Met Office said on Monday people should expect “some heavy, and perhaps thundery, showers” with rainfall breaking out across England and Wales before a heatwave returns later in August
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Brits have been warned to brace for a whole week of rain and thunderstorms as forecasters predict a washout start to August.
The blistering highs of July’s heatwave may feel like a distant memory now with far cooler temperatures and relentless rainfall in recent days.
And after flooding lashed swathes of the country and submerged parts of London experts say the rainfall is here to stay and will fall all through the first week of August.
The Met Office said on Monday people should expect “some heavy, and perhaps thundery, showers” with rainfall breaking out across England and Wales.
In its long term forecast up to Friday meteorologists said: “Showers or longer spells of rain each day for most areas, these occasionally heavy and thundery, and accompanied by hail.
“Winds mainly light throughout, with temperatures around normal.”
With the fresh rain set to fall, flood warnings have now been issued for a couple of regions in England.
The Environment Agency currently has one flood warning, meaning flooding is expected and immediate action should be taken, for Buxted in East Sussex.
A flood alert, meaning flooding is possible, is in force for the River Uck, also in East Sussex.
The miserable outlook comes after Storm Evert battered parts of the country last week, producing ferocious gusts of winds close to 70mph across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
The storm pushed away east of England into the North Sea on Friday night, taking gale force winds with it.
Meanwhile, forecasters say Thursday could see a 400 mile-wide Atlantic torment with 60mph gusts on the way.
The south-west of the country is set to be the windiest. Floods and 20C highs are expected just this week.
Met Office forecasters have said another storm risks being named after the washout that was Storm Evert.
UK Weather Forecast
Sunny spells for many, but some showers also breaking out over England and Wales, especially southeast Wales, the south Midlands and southern England where some heavy, and perhaps thundery, showers. Northern Ireland cloudier with showery rain, mainly in the west.
Daytime showers largely fading this evening leaving clear spells for many. Showery rain, heavy at times, persists over parts of the Midlands and southern England well into the night though.
Sunny spells for most areas but scattered showers also breaking out during the afternoon, mainly in the northwest and over southern and central England. Some parts staying dry all day.