August weather forecast UK: Met Office reveals when the weather will improve
19 July 2023, 11:52 | Updated: 1 August 2023, 09:55
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Summer 2023 weather predictions: The Met Office reveals when the hot weather will be back...
Despite countries across Europe facing an extreme heatwave, it’s been a washout in the UK over the past few weeks.
June was one of the hottest and driest on record, but things have been looking very windy and wet for July.
With many Brits wondering when the summer will return, now the Met Office has predicted when things will improve.
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So, when will the hot weather return and will there be a heatwave in August? Here’s what we know…
Weather forecast for August in the UK
According to the Met Office, the UK won't see any more hot summer weather until mid-August.
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Meteorologist Simon Partridge explained: "The general gist is it will become a little more settled through the week but we are not going to see weather as wet and windy as over the weekend.
“But at the same time there will not be any particular dry or settled or warm weather either, so things are carrying on for July as they have for the past couple of weeks.”
Looking ahead, he added the same weather will continue until next month, adding: "It's fairly disappointing for the middle of July, nothing particularly warm or sunny.
"At the moment, the main signal on our long-range models is there is a signal for things turning drier and warmer but not until mid-August.
"The weather pattern is blocked and not changing which is part of the reason why things got so warm in southern Europe, because that high pressure is just sitting there, keeping that warmth growing.
“But unfortunately it is keeping us in this more changeable airstream, so nothing too wonderful for the next couple of weeks."
From the beginning of July, unsettled conditions have brought rain, strong winds and thunderstorms.
The long range forecast for August states the start of the month is going to continue to see these conditions with widespread showers and above average rainfall.
The Met Office website states: “The likelihood of showers may decrease towards the middle of the month, as more settled conditions become somewhat more probable.
“Temperatures are generally expected to be around average for the time of year, perhaps becoming a little warmer by the end of this period.”