Met Office predicts when sunshine and warm weather will return after downpours

The Met Office has predicted when Brits can expect the sunshine to return after being battered by rain and heavy winds over the weekend.

It's bad news for sun seekers who will have to put up with more gloomy weather for the rest of the week, while temperatures are predicted to remain "below average" for the rest of July.

But as we head into August, the clouds should begin to clear and the mercury is set to creep up.

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The start of the month will be "unsettled", much like the weather many Brits have become accustomed to.

But as the weeks go on conditions are expected to settle down – and with lighter rain and less wind, warmer weather should naturally follow.

"The likelihood of showers may decrease towards the middle of the month, as more settled conditions become somewhat more probable," the weather forecaster said.

"Temperatures are generally expected to be around average for the time of year, with spells of very warm or hot conditions being less likely than usual."

  • Met Office says it's 'feasible' UK could see return of scorching 40C heatwave

The news comes after weather experts predicted a two-month heatwave could soon arrive on UK shores.

Europe is currently in the midst of the deadly Cerberus heatwave which has seen the mercury soar past 40C in holiday hotspots such as Spain and Italy.

But while the Mediterranean has been left scorching under the hot sun, Britain has been left untouched by the record high temperatures.

However, this could all be set to change, according to Exacta Weather forecaster James Madden.

Speaking to GB News, he warned next month is likely to be "much warmer" – with the heat expected to last into September.

He added that our September weather could be impacted by blasts of warm air from Africa, meaning the heat may sustain as late as the start of Autumn.

"Late July could see high pressure returning and bringing a change from this changeable and unsettled weather," he said.

"This is likely to persist as we head into August to give a much warmer than average month overall for many parts.

"Into September, we could see some potentially hot African plumes, and this could see temperatures approaching the mid 30Cs or more in places."

Meanwhile the Met Office agreed it was "feasible" the 40C heat could reach the UK.

Spokesperson Grahame Madge said that while a return to 40C this summer isn't looking likely, it couldn't be ruled out.

"There is no forecast signal for temperatures to reach last year’s threshold this year," he said. "The chance of reaching 40C is around 1%, so it is unlikely in any given year, but of course, it remains feasible."

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