Weather update: Britain battered by rain and heatwave


The Met Office has said there is a chance of a heatwave hitting the UK later this month, as the country is currently battered by rain.

The forecaster said there is a 50% chance of temperatures reaching 30C in some parts of the country on June 28 and 29. However, it also said there is a 30% chance of thunderstorms breaking out on those days, which could bring cooler temperatures.

The Met Office said the heatwave is likely caused by a plume of warm air from the continent. This plume of warm air is currently over Spain and Portugal and is expected to move north over the next few days.

A low-pressure system over the country is causing rain battering the UK. This low-pressure system is expected to move away from the UK on Friday, bringing drier weather for the weekend.

The Met Office said that the next few days will be “changeable”, with a mix of sunny spells and showers. However, it said the weather will improve from the weekend onwards.

The forecaster said that there is a “small chance” of the heatwave continuing into July but that it is more likely that temperatures will return to normal levels.

The Met Office’s update on the incoming heatwave comes as the UK is experiencing its wettest June since records began in 1910. The country has already seen more than twice its average monthly rainfall for June, and there is still more rain.

The rain has caused flooding in some parts of the UK, leading to travel disruption. Several areas have received flood warnings from the Environment Agency, resulting in cancellations or delays of train services.

The Met Office has warned that the rain will likely continue for the next few days and that further flooding is risky. It has advised people to be aware of the risks and to take precautions.

Here are some tips for staying safe during a heatwave:

  • Staying hydrated by drinking fluids is essential, even if you don’t feel thirsty.
  •  It’s best to avoid physically demanding tasks during the hottest day.
  •  Stay in a cool place, such as an air-conditioned room or a library.
  •  Wear light-coloured, loose-fitting clothing and a hat if you have to go outside.
  •  It is recommended to use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
  •  Take cool showers or baths.
  •  Discussing any health concerns with your doctor is essential to ensure your safety during a heatwave.

The weather will remain warm for many and locally hot and humid in the southeast.

“On Wednesday, it is going to be generally across the whole of the UK another day of sunny spells and some scattered showers,” said Greg Dewhurst, a spokesperson for the Met Office.

“Showers could sometimes be heavy and thundery, particularly across the north and west of the UK.

“We don’t have any warnings for thunderstorms, but there could be potentially some more that get issued and perhaps at short notice.”

The UK’s weather is known for its changeable nature, and it is not uncommon to experience a variety of weather conditions within a short period. The Met Office is the UK’s national meteorological service, providing weather forecasts and climate-related information.

Regarding the specific update on the incoming heatwave and recent rain battering, it would be best to refer to the latest information from the Met Office or other reliable sources such as news websites or weather apps. These sources provide up-to-date weather forecasts and warnings based on the most current data.

To stay informed about the UK weather, you can visit the official website of the Met Office (, where you will find the latest forecasts, warnings, and any updates regarding heat waves or significant weather events. Additionally, you can check local news channels and weather apps or listen to local radio stations for the most recent updates on weather conditions in your area.

However, I can give you some general information about heatwaves in the UK. The Met Office is the UK’s national weather service and provides forecasts and updates on weather conditions. They often issue warnings and updates regarding heat waves.

Heatwaves in the UK are typically characterized by a prolonged period of hot weather, often accompanied by high humidity. These conditions can significantly impact public health, agriculture, and infrastructure. During a heatwave, staying hydrated, avoiding prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, and taking necessary precautions to prevent heat-related illnesses are essential.

To get the most recent and accurate information on the weather and any heatwave updates in the UK, I recommend checking the official website of the Met Office or consulting local news sources for the latest updates.

Over the last few days, heavy rains and thunderstorms have stopped life in several parts of the UK, with flash flooding and travel disruptions.

Around 20,000 easyJet passengers were grounded due to bad weather over the weekend, with the carrier offering a passenger booked to fly from Gatwick to Edinburgh the option of travelling via Berlin.

In the bigger picture, this summer is set to be hotter than unusual, with weather maps showing a shift towards El Nino in the Pacific, a phenomenon associated with warmer waters in the world’s most enormous ocean.

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