HOT weather could soon be making a return after thunderstorms and heavy rain are forecast to batter the UK. Here are the latest weather forecasts, maps and charts.
This week the UK is forecast to see a return to “unsettled” weather, according to the Met Office. However, the warm weather the country witnessed in May could soon be making an appearance. WXCHARTS maps, which use weather data from MetDesk, show some parts of the UK could see temperatures as high as 25C next week.
Netweather forecasts suggest high pressure will provide a more settled start to this week than the UK experienced over the weekend.
However, a low pressure system will lead to a “more showery picture by midweek”, along with the risk of “heavy thundery downpours”.
The Netweather forecast for later this week states: “Wednesday will be a cool unsettled day with outbreaks of rain. Early in the day, these will be sharp over Scotland.
“A dig of cool north to NW air will keep temperatures down for Northern Ireland with plenty of showers in the breeze.
“These same frontal bands from the Iceland low will now move southwards over the UK as the low deepens once more.
“There will be brightness with temperatures up to 17 or 18C over England but then heavy showers.
“During Wednesday night the low centre moves down to the Brest peninsula and the winds become brisk from the east or NE.”
Thursday is expected to be a wet and windy day for much of the UK.
Netweather added: “During Thursday the heavy showers will continue for England and Wales, becoming concentrated further south for a time.
“There will be a fresh NE Wind for England and Wales, light to moderate for Northern Ireland and Scotland where the weather will be more settled and drier.”
After the UK witnesses this period of rain, wind and possibly thunder, some promising weather forecasts predict hot weather could be back on the radar next week.
WXCHARTS maps for Tuesday, June 16 show highs of 25C could be possible in some parts of southern England.
Charts show other regions could also see temperatures above 20C on this date.
The Met Office outlook for Thursday to Saturday suggests the weather will start to improve and it will be “becoming warmer generally”.
Later on in the month the Met Office long-range forecast for Saturday, June 13 to Monday, June 22 also suggests some areas will potentially become “very warm”.
Overall temperatures during this period are expected to be above average for the time of year.
The Met Office forecast: “Over the weekend northern areas of the UK should see the driest and brightest weather, particularly western Scotland but with showers or longer spells of rain possible in the east.
“Elsewhere, conditions will be rather changeable and breezy for many with some sunshine but also areas of rain or showers.
“Thunderstorms are also likely in places. Many parts will become warm, perhaps very warm, particularly northwestern areas.
“However, mist and low cloud will probably affect east coasts at times, making it cooler here. For the rest of the period confidence is low.”