UK weather forecast: Will it rain for the rest of August? Met Office long range forecast

UK weather conditions have notably nosedived recently, as months of record heat gave way to consistent rain. Met Office forecasters warned of a “low-pressure system” which would bring summer storms for the country at the beginning of August, which has stuck around for the last two weeks. According to the latest long-range forecasts from the agency, “unsettled” weather could pursue through the rest of the month, drowning out the last remnants of Summer.

The latest Met Office long-range weather forecast for the UK suggests rain will continue for much of the country.

For the week starting August 19, more showers will rain down on the UK, interspersed with brief periods of sunshine.

From the end of the week rain and “stronger winds” will creep across the country starting from the north.

The Met Office wrote: “The forecast for Thursday 22 to will see further spells of rain and perhaps stronger winds affecting northern parts of the UK, with the south more likely to remain largely dry with sunny spells.”

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“The end of the week and into the weekend is uncertain at this stage, but will probably see the unsettled weather continuing, mainly across the north and northwest, with drier and brighter conditions elsewhere.

“Temperatures will recover to near or above average by day.

“During the remainder of the month, high pressure is likely to remain close by to the southwest bringing periods of settled and warmer conditions, especially across southern areas, with perhaps the chance of some thundery showers moving up from the near continent.

“The north and northwest may see further spells of wet and windy weather at times.”

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According to the Met Office, storms and unexpected bad weather during the summer can be particularly dangerous.

Neil Armstrong, Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office, warned more people would be affected by storms as they take advantage of summer warmth.

He said: “Summer storms - compared with those in autumn and winter - always have the potential to create additional impacts because more people are likely to be outdoors, especially by the coast.

“Additionally with trees in full leaf they are more vulnerable to being brought down by strong winds.”

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Storms can be particularly dangerous to those who vacation near the coast.

Dangerous weather conditions are bolstered by temperatures at sea, with little land interaction to temper strong winds.

Ross Macleod, RNLI Respect the Water campaign manager, warned: “If you’re heading to the coast, beware of large waves and stay away from the edge – even from shore, large breaking waves can sweep you off your feet and drag you out to sea.

“Check your surroundings – storms can change the landscape of some beaches, changing or damaging access points.”

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