Met Office verdict on 'heatwave' and when rain will stop after Merseyside battered by showers

Liverpool has been battered with rain today
Liverpool has been battered with rain today -Credit:Andrew Teebay Liverpool Echo

Merseyside has been battered with rainfall today as the weather has taken a sharp downwards turn.

Spring weather finally arrived over the weekend as Liverpool basked in glorious sunshine. However, the conditions have turned much more gloomy throughout the week as heavy showers have dominated the day.

The outlook continues to be bleak into tomorrow as an amber alert is in force until 12pm on May 23. The Met Office predicts rainfall will continue to fall until 7am on May 24.

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The full forecast for Thursday said: "Another cloudy and damp day, though the rain lighter and patchier than Wednesday. A breezy day, if not quite windy at times along coasts. A cool day under cloudy skies. Maximum temperature 13 °C.

From Friday - Sunday, the weather is meant to improve as the outlook continued: "Rain gradually clearing through Friday. Drier on Saturday with sunny spells, and scattered showers developing on Sunday. Feeling much warmer by the weekend in the sunshine."

Reports have suggested temperatures could spike next week and a heatwave could arrive across parts of the UK. However, the Met Office predicts it will be cooler across the North West.

The long range forecast for May 27 to June 5 said: "For Bank Holiday Monday showers will be more likely across eastern parts of the UK where they may be heavy, while western parts have a better chance of staying fine and dry and in any sunshine it will feel warm. For the rest of the week the south, especially the southeast looks as though it may see a longer spell of more settled, dry weather, while the northwest may continue unsettled with further showers, perhaps some longer spells of rain at times and here it could also become windy. Temperatures are likely to reflect this, remaining close to or perhaps a little on the cool side across the northwest, whereas the south is likely to be a little warmer than average.

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