Temperatures will plummet due to an Atlantic jet stream, and winds as strong as 50mph are expected to hit on Monday, July 27. The Environment Agency has also warned there could be local floods in some parts of the country. Heavy rain and gusts of wind are predicted to arrive on Saturday, July 25, with heavy showers running into Sunday and the next week.
Met Office forecaster Tom Morgan said: “We are getting some changeable and unsettled periods for all parts of the UK over the weekend, and most places will see rain over the weekend.
“There will be some rain over the next few days, but most will not see much impact until this weekend.
“From Saturday onwards, we will see widespread heavy rain and thunderstorms, with around one inch of rain expected to fall in a short space of time.
“Currently, the rain will be focused around the Midlands, East Anglia, northern England, and Scotland.
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“Thunderstorms could focus fairly widely – but they are most likely to occur in eastern areas – England and eastern parts of Scotland.”
Mr Morgan said the Met Office is considering putting out a weather warning but is still unsure of which parts will be hardest hit.
He also urged campers to take extra precaution when sleeping under the stars this weekend.
Mr Morgan said: “People camping will need to take note of the conditions, especially in exposed areas.
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“It is looking a lot drier on Sunday, with some showers scattered across the country.”
Speaking about the weather heading into next week, Mr Morgan explained: “Next week it will remain unsettled and cool – a bit lower than we’d like to see them in late July.
“On Monday, it will be quite breezy across the country, with gusts of up to 50mph in some areas in Scotland.”
Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna added: “It has been wise to make the most of fine weather as it turns more unsettled on Thursday.
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“A strong Atlantic jet stream puts us in cool air dominated by low pressure at the weekend and beyond.”
The Environment Agency warned: “Local flooding is possible from surface water and small or urban rivers in isolated locations across England and Wales on Saturday.
“Land, roads, and some properties may flood and there may be travel disruption in some parts.”
The downturn in weather comes after Brits enjoyed a scorching mini-heatwave over last weekend.
The warmer temperatures and sunny weather were welcomed by Brits following a dreary and grey start to July, with less sunshine than average.
Most parts of the UK saw blue skies and temperatures reach 25C, with the south east getting the best of the weather.
The north, however, was not so lucky, with outbreaks of rain affecting some areas.
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