It’s been less than 48 hours since the July heatwave abandoned us and didn’t look back.
Londoners were sweating one in their beds on Friday (July 23) before opening the curtains to gloomy skies on Saturday morning.
And in typical British fashion, as soon as the sun went in we went from moaning it’s too hot to moaning it’s too wet.
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We’ve also been combing through BBC and Met Office forecasts for some meteorological hope for the future.
While there are some encouraging predictions there for August, the Met Office has said it’s tricky work predicting this far ahead.
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Another heatwave – something we’re all praying for – looks like it could be a long shot, but at least we’re likely to see drier, warmer conditions in the second half of the month.
And that’s something – especially with the grey skies and rain-speckled windows we’ve been treated to this weekend.
Between July 28 and August 6, the forecast reads: “Remaining unsettled through much of this period, with most places seeing showers or rain at times.
“Heavy and persistent rain is likely across northern Scotland on Wednesday and the rest of the UK could well see showers develop though the day, possibly thundery at times.
“Conditions remain changeable with outbreaks of rain moving in from the west, and further thundery showers possible between any drier interludes. Stronger that average winds are expected for the time of year.
“From the end of next week until early August, we will likely see mixed conditions with sunny spells and heavy showers, perhaps with some more prolonged rain at times. Southwestern areas possibly staying driest whereas the northeast could be wetter than usual. Average temperatures are expected.”
But looking further into the future, the forecast adds: “As we head further towards mid-August, it is most likely to become more settled with drier and warmer conditions developing.
“Although confidence in the detail is low, there are tentative signals suggesting that high pressure may become more dominant during the middle of August, bringing more settled, drier and warmer conditions for many.
“There could still be a risk of showers or thunderstorms at times. Temperatures are most likely to be above average.”
So, there is hope! Slim hope for a heatwave, but hope still. Don’t we deserve it, after the summer we’ve had?