UK weather: Gloomy week ahead as Storm Edouard set to wash out Britain

Kate Ng
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A man shelters from the rain under an umbrella in Westminster: PA
A man shelters from the rain under an umbrella in Westminster: PA

The UK will be largely drenched in plenty of persistent rain as a tropical storm makes its way through the Atlantic Ocean brings even more showers – but a heatwave could be on the cards once it clears.

The damp and humid weather is expected to continue over the next two days, with temperatures peaking at just 19C on Wednesday in London.

Showers will turn heavier and more widespread overnight in England and Wales, but should ease from most areas by Thursday morning.

However, some brighter spells with scattered showers are expected in Scotland and parts of northern England. Daytime showers over Scotland will fade this evening, with clear spells leading to a chilly night.

Thursday will also see gloomy conditions, with more outbreaks of rain and drizzle. The worst of the weather will hit Wales as Storm Edouard brings in more wet weather, with forecasters expecting over 50mm of rain in exposed areas.

Two flood alerts have been issued by National Resources Wales, covering the rivers in the Llynfi and Ogmore catchments, and in the Ewenny and Vale of Glamorgan west catchments.

However, the weekend appears to bring fresh hopes for sunshine, as the clouds give way to more settled conditions. Aside from a few showers in the north and east, Friday and Saturday will be largely dry with sunny spells.

According to the Met Office, conditions from Sunday onwards will be mostly dry and settled for many areas, with temperatures becoming “warm for a time in the south and perhaps very warm in the southeast”.