UK faces 'wettest summer in 100 years' with 0C temperatures in June

The UK faces the "soggiest summer" in 100 years with "50 days of rain" and 0C lows in June, according to weather maps and charts. It looks as though we could have the wettest summer since 1912 when there were 55 days of rainfall after last year appeared bad enough when we had 40 days of showers, reported The Sun.

New weather maps reveal that the UK will be hit with freezing temperatures in June with WX Charts, using Met Desk data, showing 0C temperatures in the Scottish Highlands at times in the first week of June. The highs in northern England will be just 3C, while Wales and Northern Ireland see 5C conditions amid the frosty and bitingly cold first week of the sixth month of the year.

BBC forecaster Louise Lear said for this week: “We are closing out the final few days of May on an unsettled note, almost dotting the ‘is’ and crossing the ‘ts’ to what has been a pretty wet spring but as June approaches we will start to see some drier weather by the weekend and fingers crossed it will warm up just a touch.

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"Before then we have some rain to look out for.” BBC weather forecaster Tomasz Schafernaker said the weather outlook will remain "hit and miss" throughout the week, with no sign of prolonged warmer conditions for the time being.

He said: "Temperatures will be normal, nothing spectacular but at least by the end of the week it does look as though these low pressures should finally pull away as we see high pressure building but the winds will still come in from the north so the certainly isn’t any major warm up in the forecast.”

The Met Office outlook from June 12 to June 26 says: "Current indications are that the chances of high pressure or low pressure dominating are fairly balanced for this period. There is no strong signal for either dry or wet conditions being the more prominent feature of the weather.

"On balance, it is probable that a continuation of variable, slow moving weather patterns are likely through much of June, similar to that which has been experienced through May. However, with potentially slow moving weather systems there is still a chance that longer-lived drier, or even wetter, spells are entirely possible too. Temperatures are most likely to be around or above normal."