UK weather forecast today – Week-long washout to continue as Britain faces one of the wettest Mays on record

BRITAIN faces one of the wettest Mays on record as the week-long washout continues.

Torrential downpours and thunderstorms will batter much of the UK this week after many endure a wet Sunday outside the pub today.

By Friday there had been 91 per cent of the expected rainfall for the entire month, with 63.5mm having fallen already.

So if things stay as wet as have been, May 2021 could beat the record 131.7mm in 1967.

Met Office forecaster Steven Keates said even if the record is not broken, it will be a “notably wet month”.

Temperatures are unlikely to reach the high teens and will remain lower than average for the time of year, the Met Office has warned.

Forecaster Marco Petagna said the unsettled weather will continue for at least the next 10 days, but possibly beyond that.

“The longer-range forecast suggests that by early June there’s a hint of things becoming drier and more settled,” Mr Petagna told the Mirror.

He added: “Before that, temperatures could reach close to or above the average. Most likely it will be the mid to high teens – 17 or 18C.

“It looks unsettled for the next week or so. The next 10 days are quite mixed. That means showers and longer spells of rain.”

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