The Met Office has said that there are unlikely to be any further long-lasting heat waves this summer, amid persistent outbreaks of rain and cooler temperatures until at least mid-August.
This comes as the UK prepares for highs of 29C this weekend, with the warm weather set to last for at least four days into the new week.
However, the Met Office’s long-range weather report suggests the population is unlikely to face the same scorching temperatures experienced last summer.
“Temperatures sticking around normal with any warmer weather being short-lived,” the report says of the period from 29 July to 12 August.
“Through the end of July and into August many parts of UK are likely to see periods of drier and settled weather, most especially in the south,” it continues.
“These settled periods, however, will be interspersed with spells of wet weather, with winds becoming stronger at times.”
Wednesday itself will be “generally cloudy”, the Met Office has said, with “outbreaks of mostly light rain and drizzle for many, particularly northern England northwards.”
“Becoming drier in the south during the day with some good breaks developing later, mainly in the southwest. Feeling warm in any sunshine,” it adds.
The evening will remain “rather cloudy” while there is expected to be rain and breezy winds in the northwest overnight.
Thursday is set to be another mostly cloudy day with a few showers, although many areas should be dry, before the temperature begins to rise for much of the UK on Friday.