UK hot weather forecast: Scandinavian plume to blast Britain with intense summer storms


    Today more sunshine is expected following a start of the week riddled with abundant cloud with highs of 23C in south east England. Showers are, however, still expected in some areas but with some sunny spells.

    This is because low pressure from Scandinavia will bring rain as it sweeps over the UK.

    Jo Farrow at Net Weather said: “Today there will be a fair amount of cloud, occasional bright spells and more showers.

    “Temperatures will mainly be in the teens although eastern England up to 20C. For south-eastern England where the sun breaks through, temperatures could reach 23C and it will feel more close and humid.

    “Many areas are starting Wednesday with light winds.

    “There is still a westerly flow over southern Britain but more of a north-easterly flow moving over Scotland.

    “This is linked to a low pressure over Scandinavia, a summer storm which hit eastern Finland last night, Päivö.

    “It brought heavy rain and strong gusty winds which knocked down leaf laden trees and resulted in localised flooding.

    “Around this low, cooler air is being pulled down past Norway and it looks cold tonight for northern Scotland, maybe down to 2 or 3C!

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    According to the Met Office, there were 105.7mm of precipitation across the UK over the month, 144 percent of the June average.

    England documented its driest May on record and, countrywide, it was the sunniest spring since records began in 1929.

    The latest data shows that Cornwall had 143.3mm of rainfall last month, more than twice the UK’s average monthly downpour, meaning it was Cornwall’s fifth wettest June.

    South Glamorgan in Wales had 144.8mm of rainfall, making it the seventh wettest on record.

    Devon saw its eighth wettest June with 142.1mm.

    The data, going back to 1862, shows it was also around twice the predicted monthly precipitation.


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