UK to get hit with month’s worth of rain this weekend as school holidays begin

Britain is set to be battered with a month's worth of rain this weekend, just as school holidays are about to begin.

According to the Met Office, the UK is set to be hit with massive downpours, with temperatures on Friday (July 21) staying on the cooler side, amid a mixture of sunshine and showers, as rain may move in across some western and north-western areas along with brisk winds.

Saturday (July 22) will see areas across the country affected by persistent and heavy rain, with temperatures staying in the mid-teens.

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Northern Scotland is where people are expected to find the longest periods of sunny spells, the forecaster said.

While Sunday (July 23) is likely to see some showers, it will be a much drier day, with hope for some slightly warmer temperatures.

Ellie Wilson, meteorologist for the Met Office, said: "Friday will see a dry and bright start for much of the UK, with cloud and showers bubbling up into the afternoon — these heaviest across northern parts of England.

"It will be turning increasingly showery across Northern Ireland with outbreaks of rain through the afternoon.

"Saturday will be very wet and we could see some travel disruption, there's going to be quite a lot of rain around, it's something we're keeping an eye on.

"Sunday will be turning more showery and a risk of thunderstorms in places but more brightness compared to Saturday and feeling a bit warmer.

"The start of next week will see the same continuation of showers and a risk of thunderstorms, reaching the low 20s in the south and east."

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