We are quietly moving through August and closer to the end of the meteorological summer with no notable “heatwaves” or prolonged settled spells to rave about. So what can we expect in the coming days?
Currently the Met Office has issued a Severe Weather Warning for later on Thursday and overnight into Friday for prolonged, heavy bursts of rain and possible thunderstorms. Summer, hey? I do have a feeling, and it’s just a feeling, that we will see an Indian Summer-like spell in September.
Thursday will be warm and becoming humid. Bright spells during the morning but cloud increasing throughout the day, maybe with a late-afternoon sharp shower. Heavy rain with possible thunderstorms later on and overnight. Watch out for updates on Twitter. A muggy max of 21°C.
Friday looks a cloudy affair with rain at times. This could be heavy early on, again with a risk of thunder. Drier weather towards late evening as the active system moves away northwards. Fresher. Max 17°C.
Saturday sees a return to cooler conditions with bright spells. Some scattered showers possible. A westerly airflow back in charge so only a max of 16°C.
Not much change into Sunday. Cool for August with bright spells. It will feel pleasant in any sunshine but we still run the risk of the odd shower. Max 17°C.
Looking ahead I don’t see any sign of significant heat. This, as per previous weeks, looks likely to be confined to the south-eastern part of the UK should any arise. For us, changeable and temperatures just about average.
July 2015 Stats: Warmest 30.4°C (1st); Coldest 7.2°C (31st); Wettest 9.4mm (28th); Windiest 33mph (5th); Total Rainfall 67.8mm.
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