UK weather forecast LATEST – Brits to suffer rain, thunder & floods this weekend before 30C scorching Azores heatwave | The Sun

THE MET Office has warned Brits of a weekend washout – but it will make way for a 30C Azores heatwave in just days.

There will be an "unsettled weekend of sunny spells and scattered showers, occasionally heavy, mainly in the north and west" over the next few days.

But the damp weather is likely to make way for a scorching heatwave by the end of next week, with temperatures set to hit at least 30C .

Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin said: “Friday it's another fairly messy day, we are going to start with cloud and rain over north east England and that will spread into north east Scotland and up across the northern isles.

"Then elsewhere, while it may be a dry start to Friday certainly by mid morning heavy showers are going to be breaking out once more.

"Subtle difference on Friday, little more of a breeze, the showers will not be quite as slow-moving but again they may be heavy and thundery and may cause some disruption, certainly a lot of spray and surface water on the roads particularly over eastern England and north east Scotland by the afternoon.

"Further west the showers do tend to fade away so things looking a bit drier come the afternoon for Wales, south west England, western parts of Scotland and for a time across Northern Ireland but no, another band of rain is approaching here.

"Temperature wise again we are around about or a touch below average for the time of year, the first of July only high teens in many places.”

Read our weather blog below for the latest news & forecasts…

  • Lauren Lomas

    Weather outlook for this weekend

    Continuing rain and shine for Brits has been predicted for the upcoming weekend.

    The Met Office has said there will be rain in the northeast on Saturday, with the odd sunny spell.

    A band of heavy rain will loom across the east of England on Saturday.

    The rest of the UK will remain relatively dry.

  • Lauren Lomas

    Top tips for Hay fever sufferers

    The pollen levels across the UK are very high at the moment.

    While this usually means the sun is out and the weather is warm, it can lead to some serious discomfort for Hay Fever sufferers, so here are some tips from the NHS to help.

    • put Vaseline around your nostrils to trap pollen
    • wear wraparound sunglasses to stop pollen getting into your eyes
    • shower and change your clothes after you have been outside to wash pollen off
    • stay indoors whenever possible
    • keep windows and doors shut as much as possible
    • vacuum regularly and dust with a damp cloth
    • buy a pollen filter for the air vents in your car and a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter
    • try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people if you have a high temperature or you do not feel well enough to do your normal activities

    Temperatures to soar in July, but forecasters say it is ‘not’ a heatwave

    Brits may avoid another sweltering summer as forecasters say temperatures will shoot to above average, but it won’t be uncomfortably hot.

    Speaking to the Express, Met Office’s Oliver Claydon said: “As we move into July, there are early signs of a spell of more settled weather.

    “With high pressure potentially becoming established to the south of the UK but likely extending to all areas at times.”

    He went on to say: “Temperatures will increase and are likely to be above average at times.”

    • Lauren Lomas

      What to expect in London later this week

      The Met Office has revealed the forecast Londoners can expect as the week goes on.

      “Cloudier Wednesday as a slow-moving band of showery rain pushes east.

      “More unsettled Thursday with showers, perhaps turning heavy and thundery early on. Drier and brighter Friday. Feeling warm.”

    • Lauren Lomas

      Weather outlook for this weekend

      Continuing rain and shine for Brits has been predicted for the upcoming weekend.

      The Met Office has said there will be rain in the northeast on Saturday, with the odd sunny spell.

      A band of heavy rain will loom across the east of England on Saturday.

      The rest of the UK will remain relatively dry.

    • Lauren Lomas

      Met Office issues Yellow weather warning for Wales

      Thunderstorms are predicted to swirl over the Welsh skies today.

      The weather has been turbulent this week, and Brits have seen a confusing mix of sun and rain.

      This afternoon the Met Office have given Wales a Yellow warning for thunder and lightening.

    • Lauren Lomas

      Short weather summary for today

      The Met Office has published a short summary of today’s weather.

      It says: “Sunny spells, but showers in the north and west at first, some heavy and slow moving, then developing elsewhere through the day.

      “Risk of isolated thunderstorms and hail, particularly in southern and central parts later.”

    • Lauren Lomas

      William Hill latest odds on red-hot weather

      Red-hot weather looks likely next month, with William Hill odds-on at 4/5 for temperatures in July to peak at between 30-34c. 

      It looks very possible at 10/11 for the thermometer to rise above the current 2022 high of 32.4c recorded in June, while William Hill makes it 7/2 for the UK to bask in temperatures of 35c or more and 25/1 for the British record of 38.7c to be broken. 

      William Hill spokesperson, Tony Kenny, said: “The Great British Summer is not very predictable, but it looks as though some hot weather could waft its way into July and we’re now odds-on for temperatures to soar above the 30c mark.

      “June saw an unusually high temperature of 32.4c, but we think there are hotter days to come and make it 10/11 for the 2022 record to be set in July.” 

    • Lauren Lomas

      Tomorrow will also be ‘another day of sunny spells and showers’

      Forecasters say tomorrow will also be “another day of sunny spells and showers,  although some more persistent rain possible in northeast Scotland in the morning, then over Northern Ireland later”.

      The weekend is also expected to be unsettled with sunny spells and scattered showers. Rainfall will occasionally be heavy, mainly in the north and west.

      But temperatures are expected to soar in the coming weeks to possible highs of 35C.

      And the hotter weather is set to arrive in time for the school holidays.

      Most schools in England and Wales will be splitting up for the summer holidays by July 22.

    • Lauren Lomas

      Pollen: Grass pollen levels HIGH today

      Those who suffer from hay fever will need to be wary of the outdoors.

      Home humidity must be kept low today to prevent mildew build up. This will stop mould growing, according to Accuweather.

    • Lauren Lomas

      Brits to get soaked

      BRITAIN is set to be soaked by rain, thunder & FLOODING this week in a dramatic change in conditions after a blistering mid-June heatwave.

      The nation is set for yet more washouts amid yellow weather warnings issued for heavy rain and flooding.

      BBC Weather’s Chris Fawkes said: “We get to endure an area of low pressure that has been with us today and will be with us for the rest of the week bringing rain or showers in the forecast everyday.

      “We start off on Wednesday morning with a band of rain across east Scotland, eastern areas of England, clearing quite quickly and then essentially when that has gone it is a day of sunshine and showers,” said Mr Fawkes.

      “Heavy showers and thunderstorms for Scotland and some slow moving storms lining up along south west England, so there will be a few areas here that will see shower, after shower, after shower.

      It comes after the Met Office issued a yellow warning for rain for the majority of Scotland on Tuesday.

    • Lauren Lomas

      In pictures: Brits lashed with rain in Manchester

      This week’s unpredictable weather meant Brits had to be prepared when heading outside, but not even umbrellas could keep some dry!

      One woman was snapped out and about in Manchester keeping shelter under her brolly when it flipped inside out, and nearly flew away!

      Brits in Manchester and surrounding areas will see highs of 19C today.

      More showers will hit at around 1pm this afternoon, gradually getting heavier as the day goes on, according to forecasts.

      Credit: Ryan Jenkinson/ Story Picture Agency
    • Lauren Lomas

      More rain to bluster across the British Isles Friday

      Tomorrow, the majority of the UK will be covered by rain clouds, and potential thunder storms.

      WX Charts shows a huge rain cloud looming over almost the entirety of the UK. The only area that looks safe from heavy rain is the south west.

      Rain should subside by the late afternoon for Brits.

      Temperatures will raise steadily on Saturday, but there will still be the odd shower here and there.

    • Louis Allwood

      Temperatures to soar in July, but forecasters say it is ‘not’ a heatwave

      Brits may avoid another sweltering summer as forecasters say temperatures will shoot to above average, but it won’t be uncomfortably hot.

      Speaking to the Express, Met Office’s Oliver Claydon said: “As we move into July, there are early signs of a spell of more settled weather.

      “With high pressure potentially becoming established to the south of the UK but likely extending to all areas at times.”

      He went on to say: “Temperatures will increase and are likely to be above average at times.”

    • Louis Allwood

      Top tips for Hay fever sufferers

      The pollen levels across the UK are very high at the moment.

      While this usually means the sun is out and the weather is warm, it can lead to some serious discomfort for Hay Fever sufferers, so here are some tips from the NHS to help.

      • put Vaseline around your nostrils to trap pollen
      • wear wraparound sunglasses to stop pollen getting into your eyes
      • shower and change your clothes after you have been outside to wash pollen off
      • stay indoors whenever possible
      • keep windows and doors shut as much as possible
      • vacuum regularly and dust with a damp cloth
      • buy a pollen filter for the air vents in your car and a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter
      • try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people if you have a high temperature or you do not feel well enough to do your normal activities
      • Louis Allwood

        Weather outlook for this weekend

        Continuing rain and shine for Brits has been predicted for the upcoming weekend.

        The Met Office has said there will be rain in the northeast on Saturday, with the odd sunny spell.

        A band of heavy rain will loom across the east of England on Saturday.

        The rest of the UK will remain relatively dry.

      • Louis Allwood

        What to expect in London later this week

        The Met Office has revealed the forecast Londoners can expect as the week goes on.

        “Cloudier Wednesday as a slow-moving band of showery rain pushes east.

        “More unsettled Thursday with showers, perhaps turning heavy and thundery early on. Drier and brighter Friday. Feeling warm.”

      • Louis Allwood

        Short weather summary for today

        The Met Office has published a short summary of today’s weather.

        It says: “Sunny spells, but showers in the north and west at first, some heavy and slow moving, then developing elsewhere through the day.

        “Risk of isolated thunderstorms and hail, particularly in southern and central parts later.”

      • Lauren Lomas

        Pests: Mosquito levels HIGH today

        As today’s weather is quite humid, Brits will need to be careful of the blood sucking nuisances.

        Wearing longer cut clothing and spritzing a good mozzie repellent will keep them at bay.

        If you are bitten, try Boots mosquito clicker.

        This small device costs around £6, and adds a little static shock to help prevent histamine build up, which causes the unbearable itching.

      • Louis Allwood

        Tomorrow will also be 'another day of sunny spells and showers'

        Forecasters say tomorrow will also be "another day of sunny spells and showers,  although some more persistent rain possible in northeast Scotland in the morning, then over Northern Ireland later".

        The weekend is also expected to be unsettled with sunny spells and scattered showers. Rainfall will occasionally be heavy, mainly in the north and west.

        But temperatures are expected to soar in the coming weeks to possible highs of 35C.

        And the hotter weather is set to arrive in time for the school holidays.

        Most schools in England and Wales will be splitting up for the summer holidays by July 22.

      • Louis Allwood

        William Hill latest odds on red-hot weather

        Red-hot weather looks likely next month, with William Hill odds-on at 4/5 for temperatures in July to peak at between 30-34c. 

        It looks very possible at 10/11 for the thermometer to rise above the current 2022 high of 32.4c recorded in June, while William Hill makes it 7/2 for the UK to bask in temperatures of 35c or more and 25/1 for the British record of 38.7c to be broken. 

        William Hill spokesperson, Tony Kenny, said: “The Great British Summer is not very predictable, but it looks as though some hot weather could waft its way into July and we’re now odds-on for temperatures to soar above the 30c mark.

        “June saw an unusually high temperature of 32.4c, but we think there are hotter days to come and make it 10/11 for the 2022 record to be set in July.” 

      • Louis Allwood

        Brits to get soaked

        BRITAIN is set to be soaked by rain, thunder & FLOODING this week in a dramatic change in conditions after a blistering mid-June heatwave.

        The nation is set for yet more washouts amid yellow weather warnings issued for heavy rain and flooding.

        BBC Weather’s Chris Fawkes said: “We get to endure an area of low pressure that has been with us today and will be with us for the rest of the week bringing rain or showers in the forecast everyday.

        “We start off on Wednesday morning with a band of rain across east Scotland, eastern areas of England, clearing quite quickly and then essentially when that has gone it is a day of sunshine and showers,” said Mr Fawkes.

        “Heavy showers and thunderstorms for Scotland and some slow moving storms lining up along south west England, so there will be a few areas here that will see shower, after shower, after shower.

        It comes after the Met Office issued a yellow warning for rain for the majority of Scotland on Tuesday.

      • Louis Allwood

        In pictures: Brits lashed with rain in Manchester

        This week’s unpredictable weather meant Brits had to be prepared when heading outside, but not even umbrellas could keep some dry!

        One woman was snapped out and about in Manchester keeping shelter under her brolly when it flipped inside out, and nearly flew away!

        Brits in Manchester and surrounding areas will see highs of 19C today.

        More showers will hit at around 1pm this afternoon, gradually getting heavier as the day goes on, according to forecasts.

        Credit: Ryan Jenkinson/ Story Picture Agency
      • Louis Allwood

        Pollen: Grass pollen levels HIGH today

        Those who suffer from hay fever will need to be wary of the outdoors.

        Home humidity must be kept low today to prevent mildew build up. This will stop mould growing, according to Accuweather.

      • Louis Allwood

        Pests: Mosquito levels HIGH today

        As today’s weather is quite humid, Brits will need to be careful of the blood sucking nuisances.

        Wearing longer cut clothing and spritzing a good mozzie repellent will keep them at bay.

        If you are bitten, try Boots mosquito clicker.

        This small device costs around £6, and adds a little static shock to help prevent histamine build up, which causes the unbearable itching.

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