Finally, after two months of torrential rain, southern England can look forward to a belated British summer.
Forecasters say that the last few bouts of rain will fall this week, before temperatures eventually start to rise on Saturday July 18th. According to sky.com reporter Isobel Lang, areas of Scotland and Northern England will absorb most of the bad weather, as those further South prepare to top up their tans.
“While parts of Scotland and northern England will see rain this weekend as a result of Atlantic depression, the South will see pressure rising, bringing warmer weather and light winds,” she claimed.
Ms Lang stated that the mercury would continue to rise into next week, with temperatures expected to reach around 26 – 77 degrees in Southern areas – possibly prompting a string of online searches for Isle of Wight hotel deals.
The ‘Atlantic depression’ was reportedly caused by a jet stream moving unusually south, but normality is set to be restored during late July. According to guardian.co.uk, the Environment Agency (EA) earlier this week removed 14 flood warnings across the UK, as forecasters announced that there was “no sign” of the jet stream returning this year.
Even so, staycationers might want to play it safe by venturing South. Tom Tobler, a forecaster with MeteoGroup, says that summer is just around the corner for those who do so: “Southern areas can expect some drier and warmer weather. It’s like average summer conditions and weather we would expect.”