Residents of the United Kingdom and Ireland know all too well just how topsy turvey the weather here can be, and this is a prime example of that.
Pictured: flooding this week in parts of the UK, more could occur in the coming week. Credit: Mike Lewis.
We all know just how hot Summer 2018 was, almost throughout, and bone dry to for many. However Summer 2019 has set off in stark contrast, with little sign of any prolonged summer weather in the outlook.
Forecast for Next week: After a rather disappointing one this weekend for early June, next week carrys on a similar theme. Monday looks cool and rather showery with some sunny spells in between. Temperatures ranging from just 12 to 18C. A similar theme for both Tuesday and Wednesday, a mixed bag; some showers but also a bit of sun now and then. Temperatures below average.
If anything the potential is there for temperatures to fall even further later in the week, however this is a little uncertain. The GFS (American weather model) and the ECMWF (European model) are both suggesting that low pressure will remain in control (as it will be this weekend), right through to the end of next week, giving more in the way of wet, breezy weather.
Temperatures will most likely be below average as well, with showery conditions in nature. It wont be a complete washout, there will be some drier slots, however there will always be rain nearby. Temperatures I expect to be between 15 and 19C as maximums throughout the coming week, significantly lower though for Scotland, and perhaps Northern England later in the week.
With the recent wet weather some areas have got saturated grounds, and with more rain in the forecast, perhaps up to 50mm in places (especially perhaps on Wednesday/Thursday), there could be some problems with flooding and surface water in places.