London weather: Met Office forecasts capital to be hit by thunderstorms ‘for weeks’

The summer season does not officially begin for an exact month from now (June 21), but recent temperatures would have probably fooled most. The last week alone has seen temperatures in London and other parts of the UK soar to as high as 27C, naturally sparking the return of beach chairs, sun screen, and flip flops.

However, it has not been all sunshine and ice cream, as the last week has also seen the appearance of heavy rain and thunderstorms. According to the most recent forecasts from the Met Office, it appears that Londoners will have to get used to the rain for the foreseeable future.

The Met Office’s latest forecast for the capital predicts that the thunderstorms are likely to be ahead for at least the next two weeks. While temperatures will hover in and around the 20C mark, Londoners would be wise to carry an umbrella around on their commute.

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A few weeks of heavy showers could be about to take hold of London.

The official Met Office website reads: “An active jet stream is bringing unsettled weather to the UK next week, with spells of rain and wind expected for most.”

The Met Office added: “Unsettled weather through next week for much of the country, although there will still be some periods of drier weather, most likely in southern and central areas.”

The website’s long-term forecast which covers May 25 to June 3, states the following: “Unsettled weather continues for most with showers expected, or possibly longer spells of rain in parts, and with some turning potentially heavy and thundery.” The moral of the story here is never forget your umbrella in London, no matter how sunny it looks outside.

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