Cruel Summer? Met Office warn of June washout with soaring temperatures delayed by thunderstorms and wet weather

3 June 2024, 12:03 | Updated: 3 June 2024, 13:08

Cruel Summer? Met Office warn of June washout with soaring temperatures delayed by thunderstorms and heavy rain
Cruel Summer? Met Office warn of June washout with soaring temperatures delayed by thunderstorms and heavy rain. Picture: Alamy

By Danielle De Wolfe

The Met Office has waved off suggestion that Brits could see temperatures soar this June, as three weeks of wet weather and thunderstorms loom on the horizon.

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Now, the meteorological office has warned of "chilly" nights ahead, with "heavy thunderstorms" set to sweep areas of the country next week.

Temperatures are set to dip as an area of low pressure pushes south across the UK, with weather experts blaming "slow moving weather patterns" for the lingering cool weather.

The damp start to June contrasts this weekend's searing sunshine and soaring temperatures, with the mercury hitting 24C across the south of England on Sunday.

Sun worshippers took to parks and beaches across parts of the UK took in a bid to enjoying a fleeting glimpse of summer, with the thermostat hitting the mid-twenties.

But experts have warned that temperatures will nose dive into next week, with highs in the mid-teens expected towards the tail end of the week, as Brits were warned of '50 days of rain' ahead'.

However, the body has warned that BBQs shouldn't be lit just yet, as summer remains on hold until the end of the month thanks to approaching weather fronts.

With the next seven days a mix of sunshine and showers, the south sweeping weather front will be replaced by "cooler" evenings from the end of the week.

Drier patches of the south will see "some chilly nights", with the weather front "characterised by showers" and "blustery, occasionally heavy with thunderstorms".

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Sun worshippers took to parks and beaches across parts of the UK took in a bid to enjoying a fleeting glimpse of summer, with the thermostat hitting the mid-twenties.
Sun worshippers took to parks and beaches across parts of the UK took in a bid to enjoying a fleeting glimpse of summer, with the thermostat hitting the mid-twenties. Picture: Alamy

However, the office has warned of "brighter spells" towards the end of the month, with "temperatures rather cool for most".

"Rainfall likely slightly above average for most, though driest conditions most likely in the northeast," says the Met Office as part of their longterm forecast.

"Temperatures mainly around normal, feeling cool in the northwest with best chance of warmer temperatures in the southeast."

Heavy and thundery spells are set to spread from the west, with "fresh" temperatures and "strong winds" slowly drifting across the country.

It follows forecasters predicting a summer of persistent rain and wet weather for Brits, as global warming continues to result in more erratic conditions.

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