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Britain will be blitzed by downpours and thunderstorms this week as a muggy “tropical” blast hits.
After weeks of almost no rainfall, we will be reaching for our umbrellas to shield from showers moving in from the Atlantic.
But temperatures are set to remain muggy until Wednesday, climbing into the high twenties.
Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst said: “A changeable picture will emerge over the coming days with it being on the warm and humid side for many.
“It will be warm and muggy and there will be plenty of cloud as high pressure builds on Monday, the day starting sunny and dry before turning wet and windy in north-eastern and western parts of the UK.
“There’s going to be a very muggy feel, more so at night, so expect an uncomfortable time sleeping, with temperatures in the late teens.”
It comes after showers hit northern England and the Midlands yesterday (Sun).
Temperatures in London and the south east could soar as high as 29C tomorrow [Tuesday], before turning sunnier and cooler from the middle of the week.
The Met Office also warned an “odd rumble of thunder may be heard in isolated areas”.
Forecaster Tom Morgan said: “The main theme over the coming days will be wet weather, in stark contrast to the rest of July.
“Many areas will be very warm and humid with plenty of cloud around, even overnight, with temperatures as high as 20C in the early hours, meaning uncomfortable evenings for sleeping are in store.
“The odd rumble of thunder may be heard in isolated areas, and it’s going to be pretty muggy and humid, typical of conditions seen in tropical countries.”
Meanwhile, England faces a drought in August if the hot and dry weather continues.
Officials from the National Drought Group held crunch talks yesterday (Sunday 31) on how to tackle the conditions and protect water supplies.
- UK Weather
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