Major storm forecast as British summer set to be a wash out

Heavy rain is expected throughout June
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A major storm from Greenland could be set to wash out the great British summer.

Forecasters have warned that the UK could see a sudden downpour later this month, with up to 3mm of rain expected per hour. The Mirror reports the storm appeared to start in Greenland and is forecast to reach UK shores on Thursday, June 20 at 4am.

It is predicted that within 24 hours, the storm is forecasted to move from Scotland, down to England and then out towards France. The low-pressure system is expected to move from Greenland towards the Atlantic Ocean from June 19, before reaching our land a day later.

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The Met Office has also warned a band of rain is expected to reach Britain next week, with a long range forecast from June 13 to June 22 predicting most of the country will be affected. Yorkshire and the Humber is expected to see "heavy" showers this week. In its forecast for Monday, the Met Office said: "Early cloud and rain clearing to a bright, breezy and showery day, with some of these showers locally heavy. Remaining on the cool side throughout, especially in the breeze. Maximum temperature 16 °C."

In its outlook for Tuesday to Thursday, forecasters said: "Showers becoming lighter, fewer and further between towards midweek. Remaining rather cool throughout, despite some sunny periods, perhaps with overnight grass frosts. Probably turning unsettled Thursday, with rain possible later."

The Met Office has also provided its long-range forecast for the UK. For its forecast from June 14 to June 23, it said: "On Friday and over the weekend, the weather will likely remain a mix of sunshine and showers.

The storm is forecasted for later this month
The storm is forecasted for later this month -Credit:Ventusky

"During the daytime on each day, showers could become heavy and slow moving, and there is a chance these might turn thundery at times.

"However, not everywhere will catch a shower, and many places may hold on to warm, sunny days with light winds. Next week, confidence for any dominant weather regimes is considered very low.

"There are tentative signs of building high pressure from the west at times, but showers or longer spells of rain are also likely to affect the country, with the eastern half of England and Scotland on balance most likely to experience wetter, or at last more showery weather."