Weather forecast news LIVE – Summer BOMBSHELL as Met Office warns Brits will suffer wet and cold weather for rest of May

TORRENTIAL rain storms could continue for the rest of the month with temperatures unlikely to reach the high teens, the Met Office has warned.

Forecaster Marco Petagna said the unsettled weather will continue for at least the next 10 days but possibly beyond that.

"The longer-range forecast suggests that by early June there's a hint of things becoming drier and more settled," Mr Petagna told the Mirror.

Weather charts have claimed that temperatures could reach highs of 22C next weekend but Mr Petagna said this is unlikely.

He added: "Before that, temperatures could reach close to or above the average. Most likely it will be the mid to high teens – 17 or 18C.

"It looks unsettled for the next week or so. The next 10 days are quite mixed. That means showers and longer spells of rain."

Read our weather live blog below for the latest updates…

 

  • Alice Peacock

    NEXT WEEK’S FORECAST

    The Met Office says the weather is expected to remain unsettled with Sunday seeing sunny spells and thundery showers.

    “Coastal parts of eastern Scotland and northeast England may also remain rather cloudy and misty.

    “Temperatures still a little below average for most. The north will perhaps see the best of any settled weather, with the south most likely to see any longer spells of more persistent rain.

    “It’s likely to be breezy at times, especially around coastal areas in the south and west of the country.

    “Temperatures will be near to or slightly below average, with the best of any warmer spells in the southeast, and with the formation of any overnight frosts becoming less likely.”

  • Alice Peacock

    WET WEATHER IMPACTS UK RETAIL FOOTFALL

    Footfall across UK retail destinations declined by 4.1% last week from the week prior, according to reports from Retail Sector.

    Activity in high streets dropped to 6.6%, whilst in retail parks and shopping centres footfall declined by just 1.3% and 1.5% amid the rainy conditions.

    The reduction in activity was widespread across the UK, spanning across all areas apart from Northern Ireland, where there was a rise in footfall of 21.1% reflecting the impact of the reopening of non-essential retail on Friday 30 April.

  • Alice Peacock

    UK SET FOR WASHOUT MAY AS UNSETTLED WEATHER PERSISTS

    Wet weather is set to blight the UK for the rest of May as forecasters warn the damp spring will drag on.

    Britons face thundery showers and below average temperatures as the unsettled weather continues, according to the Met Office.

    The bleak forecast comes as a yellow weather warning for persistent heavy rain is in place in the south west of England.

    Met Office spokesman Oli Claydon said: “Essentially the set-up in weather that we’ve got at the moment is set to remain for the foreseeable future.”

    He said the UK has seen 53.6mm of rain up to May 11 – 77% of the month’s average total.

    He added: “It’s really hard to speak for the rest of the month. We’ve had some heavy rain in certain parts of the UK that may have contributed to that total significantly, so to assess how that’s going to play out across the rest of the month is quite tricky.”

  • Alice Peacock

    DAMP, CLOUDY MORNING TO KICK OFF FRIDAY

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    FRIDAY NIGHT FORECAST

    A mostly dry but cloudy evening with daytime showers easing and clearing.

    There will be a few late bright spells however overnight thick cloud cover will build in from the south-west.

    Outbreaks of rain will slowly spread north-eastwards across Wales and southern and central England by dawn.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    ODDS CUT ON WETTEST SUMMER ON RECORD AMID SOAKING SPRING

    Bookmaker Coral has cut the odds on this summer being the UK’s wettest since records began to just 2-1 (from 5-1), as spring continues to bring wet weather.

    This month is already odds on, at 1-2, to be the wettest since the UK has ever had.

    “This soaking wet May is not giving us much hope for a dry summer, so much so that we have now slashed the odds on this summer being the UK’s wettest ever,” said Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead.

    “This month is already firmly odds on to enter the record books as the wettest May we have ever had,” added Aitkenhead.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    SATURDAY TO MONDAY OUTLOOK

    Showers developing widely each day, some of which will be heavy with a risk of thunder, especially in the south.

    Temperatures still on the cool side.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WEATHER FORECAST TODAY

    A dull start with cloudy skies and early mist will soon clear.

    Then largely dry but cloudy although there is a chance of a few showers developing, these will be most frequent across Northern Ireland, Wales and south-west England and some brighter spells will also develop across these areas later.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    FRIDAY NIGHT FORECAST

    A mostly dry but cloudy evening with daytime showers easing and clearing.

    There will be a few late bright spells however overnight thick cloud cover will build in from the south-west.

    Outbreaks of rain will slowly spread north-eastwards across Wales and southern and central England by dawn.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    THURSDAY'S EXTREMES

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    ODDS CUT ON WETTEST SUMMER ON RECORD AMID SOAKING SPRING

    Bookmaker Coral has cut the odds on this summer being the UK’s wettest since records began to just 2-1 (from 5-1), as spring continues to bring wet weather.

    This month is already odds on, at 1-2, to be the wettest since the UK has ever had.

    “This soaking wet May is not giving us much hope for a dry summer, so much so that we have now slashed the odds on this summer being the UK’s wettest ever,” said Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead.

    “This month is already firmly odds on to enter the record books as the wettest May we have ever had,” added Aitkenhead.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    STAYCATIONS AT RISK FROM BRITISH WEATHER

    Millions of staycations this Summer are at risk of being sunk by the British weather.

    Large swathes have seen their entire average May rainfall inside the first 14 days so far.

    And the Met Office yesterday warned of no let up – with June also now tipped to be a washout.

    Forecaster Tom Morgan said: "The next two weeks look relatively unsettled with more rain on the way.

    "Any prolonged hot spells in June also look quite unlikely.

    "We're not expecting anything remotely resembling hot weather for a considerable period of time."

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    FLOOD ALERTS

    There is one flood warning and 13 flood alerts in place across the UK.

    To check if your area is affected, click here.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    FLOODING IN DEVON

    Relentless rain floods road in Doddiscombsleigh, Devon, today.

    Credit: Alamy
    Credit: Alamy
  • Niamh Cavanagh

    FORECAST THIS EVENING

    Showers dying out for most of the UK though still some rain for parts of central and southern England and south Wales.

    Cool in the north, with mist and low cloud developing over some northeastern areas.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WEATHER FORECAST TOMORROW

    A dull start with cloudy skies and early mist will soon clear.

    Then largely dry but cloudy although there is a chance of a few showers developing, these will be most frequent across Northern Ireland, Wales and south-west England and some brighter spells will also develop across these areas later.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    HEADING TO THE PUB BUT ITS RAINING?

    I SAW IT FIRST has launched the new, must have accessory for the summer, the Honcho.

    The perfect accessory for beer gardens this summer, the Honcho has been designed for all seasons.

    With indoor dining not opening until 17 May, many of us will find us spending our time in a beer garden this summer.

    To help protect us from all weather whilst we're socialising, I Saw It First have launched the next must have accessory, the Honcho.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    HEAVY SHOWERS TURNED TO THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE NORTH TODAY

    Heavy showers that have broken out across parts of northern England have turned into thunderstorms.

    The thunder and lightning will drift west for the rest of the afternoon and into the evening.

  • Alice Peacock

    WARM WEEKEND AHEAD

    The mercury will soar far above temperatures usually expected around this time year from Saturday May 22.

    London and Leeds will see the highest temperatures while the rest of the country will see temperatures in the teens next weekend.

    In the midlands, of England and Wales peak temperatures will be between 15-17C.

  • Alice Peacock

    SPRING TEMPERATURES TO RETURN IN COMING WEEKS

    The UK will bask in temperatures getting up to 22C within a matter of weeks – after suffering through a soggy, miserable start to spring.

    Forecasters are backing the weather will reach into the low twenties as an Atlantic plume hits England.

    London will see highs in the low twenties while the rest of the country sees temperatures hit the late teens.

    Although May 22 will see the highest temperatures across the country, temperature charts show a mean average of 20C across the UK on May 23.

  • Alice Peacock

    UK SET FOR WASHOUT MAY AS UNSETTLED WEATHER PERSISTS

    Wet weather is set to blight the UK for the rest of May as forecasters warn the damp spring will drag on.

    Britons face thundery showers and below average temperatures as the unsettled weather continues, according to the Met Office.

    The bleak forecast comes as a yellow weather warning for persistent heavy rain is in place in the south west of England.

    Met Office spokesman Oli Claydon said: “Essentially the set-up in weather that we’ve got at the moment is set to remain for the foreseeable future.”

    He said the UK has seen 53.6mm of rain up to May 11 – 77% of the month’s average total.

    He added: “It’s really hard to speak for the rest of the month. We’ve had some heavy rain in certain parts of the UK that may have contributed to that total significantly, so to assess how that’s going to play out across the rest of the month is quite tricky.”

  • Alice Peacock

    HEAVY SHOWERS BREAK OUT ACROSS NORTHERN ENGLAND

    Heavy showers have broken out across parts of northern England over the afternoon.

    A few of these have turned into thunderstorms, with hail and lightning.

    These will drift west through the rest of this afternoon, and into the evening.

  • Alice Peacock

    A MIXED WEATHER PICTURE FOR THE REST OF THE DAY

    It's a mixed bag for the UK this afternoon, with a high chance of showers or longer spells of rain for many of us.

    Some places have already had more rain in the last 24 hours than would be expected, on average, for the whole of May!

    More on this afternoon's forecast, from the Met Office below.

  • Alice Peacock

    HEAVY DOWNPOURS CONTINUE ACROSS THE UK

  • Alice Peacock

    ODDS CUT ON WETTEST SUMMER ON RECORD AMID SOAKING SPRING

    Bookmaker Coral has cut the odds on this summer being the UK’s wettest since records began to just 2-1 (from 5-1), as spring continues to bring wet weather.

    This month is already odds on, at 1-2, to be the wettest since the UK has ever had.

    “This soaking wet May is not giving us much hope for a dry summer, so much so that we have now slashed the odds on this summer being the UK’s wettest ever,” said Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead.

    “This month is already firmly odds on to enter the record books as the wettest May we have ever had,” added Aitkenhead.

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