After another soaker on Friday and Friday night, things will be somewhat better this weekend, with bright, breezy conditions – a mix of sunshine and a few showers.
It’s been a classically dismal period of British summer weather, as a potent low pressure system has rotated across the country this week. Rainfall totals in the Peak District have topped 75mm (3 inches) since the weekend, turning Cavendish’s babbling brook into a raging torrent. We are not alone – most of the country is in a soggy state, with dramatic scenes of flash floods reported in the Yorkshire Dales on Tuesday.
The British summer is in a bad mood for the week ahead, with low pressure due to pivot slowly across the country during midweek. Unfortunately, further washout days are now looking very likely indeed.
A very hot continental airmass currently over the British Isles will give way to much less hot, but still warm and fairly humid air over the next few days.