Rain, Rain Not Going Away (Yet)
A lot of the talk currently is of the jetstream
heading north and finally bringing a taste of summer, but we're not there yet and today sees some heavy persistent rain affecting Scotland, along with sharp showers and thunderstorms down into England and Wales.
Starting in Scotland, the rain has moved in overnight particularly affecting central and southern regions, and will only slowly fragment through the day. Totals of 30-60mm+ are possible in the wettest spots, and this is more than enough to bring some disruption and potential localised flooding.
Further south, the rain is more showery but still heavy with thunderstorms in the mix too. Just about anywhere is in line to catch some heavy showers, with Wales and the Midlands northward at highest risk of the thunderstorms - some of which could well be pretty intense.
During the more intense downpours 25mm+ of rain could fall in a relatively short time period which again could lead to some issues with surface water.
Overnight the showers will ease back but not disappear altogether, which leads nicely into tomorrow which will be another day of sunny spells and sharp showers. This time the showers most frequent through from southern Scotland, down through northern England and into eastern England further south. Elsehwere, although you're not guaranteed to stay dry, the showers should be fewer and further in between.
Friday keeps that theme going, Saturday sees the showers becoming less frequent - particularly in western and central parts with Sunday bringing a good deal of warm sunshine for most - although rain will push in from the northwest to Scotland during the day.
Beyond that, Monday will see that rain trying to push southeast but it will struggle a touch as high pressure builds from the southwest which is likely to play a sizeable role in our weather next week with much more in the way of dry, sunny and warm weather on the menu for many.
18th July 2012 09:58 Updated: 18th July 2012 09:58