London has experienced a pleasant and at times overwhelming few days of sunshine and heat in July.
The temperature hit heights of more than 30C and many crowded into parks and beaches to make the most of the hot but fleeting weather.
And it is indeed fleeting as average temperatures for the capital will over the weekend according to the Met Office’s predictions.
What’s worse is that a torrent of rain is set to batter London.
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Today (July 23) we’re looking to get milder weather than the past few days with temperatures falling to 24C with sunny intervals amidst a lot of clouds.
Though it’s on Saturday (July 24) that things take a turn for the worse.
An amber weather warning has been issued by the Met Office meaning some serious rain is going to pelt – making the penultimate weekend of July quite a miserable one.
The yellow warning indicates: “Heavy rain and thundery showers that may lead to flooding and transport disruption in some places over the weekend.”
It covers London, as well as parts of the Midlands, and towns to the southwest of England.
Saturday will see temperatures drop to 22C with light rain starting as early as 3am.
It will grow heavier as the day goes on especially between 8am until midday which will see 60 per cent chance of rain.
The rain will carry on lightly during the night into Sunday which is forecast to see thunder showers during the day.
Temperatures will fluctuate between 17C and 21C as the showers continue throughout the day making it quite a wet one indeed.
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The rain won’t end there as Monday and Tuesday will experience some of it too.
With amber warnings, the following information is given and may or may not apply to London depending on the gravity of rain.
- There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
- Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services
- Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
- There is a small chance that some communities will become cut off by flooded roads
- There is a slight chance of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses
So it’s time to bring out the umbrellas once more it seems and ditch the deckchairs as the unpredictable weather strikes once more.