12 August 2017

Britain’s washout summer to return with a vengeance with downpours and strong winds to last all week

BRITAIN’S “washout summer” will return with a vengeance on Monday with deluges of rain and strong winds tipped to batter the country all week.

Heavy rain looks like drenching both the North and South and weather experts grimly predict the outlook is “mediocre” at best.

Rain clouds above St Mary’s light house in Whitley Bay, Northumberland today.

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The wet weather will be back with a vengeance on Monday[/caption]

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Sunbathers enjoy a rare spot of good weather on Bournemouth beach[/caption]

The news comes as Brits enjoyed their first break from the doom and gloom of recent weeks with temperatures predicted to hit the mid 20s today.

Brighton was expected to see 200,000 visitors throughout this weekend, with 100,000 at Bournemouth and another 100,000 at Great Yarmouth.

The dash to the coast came after three wet school holiday weekends in a row.
July 22 and 23 saw thundery showers in the South and soakings in the West and North.

July 29 and 30 has almost an inch of rain in an hour in London and two inches in Scotland.
August 5 and 6 saw huge lightning strikes, thunderstorms and nationwide rain bursts.

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Two women preparing for a dip at the seaside resort of Lyme Regis in Dorset[/caption]

Video footage captures the moment a 'mini tornado' passed through the skies over Wigan

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a man braves the winds at Seaton Carew, County Durham[/caption]

Video footage has also captured the moment a twister passed through the skies above Wigan.

The mini-tornado was filmed by hairdresser Joanne Tolley Cottom, who said it was “the weirdest moment ever” to see it pass through the Billinge Hill area of the Greater Manchester town.

She said after she made the recording from her salon, the area was lashed by 30 minutes of torrential wind and rain.

“There were two of them that tried to form.  Me and my client couldn’t believe our eyes – I didn’t think we got them in this country,” she told the Manchester Evening News.

“After about 20-30 minutes there was horrendous wind and rain over the salon. The rain was so heavy it even set car alarms off.”

The Met Office said it was a funnel cloud, which is like a tornado, it just doesn’t reach the ground.

It predicted a soaking for most on Monday, followed by midweek rain and stronger winds and then more buffetings for the rest of the week.

Britain’s “stinker summer” will return with deluges for the South and North in a “mediocre” outlook, The Weather Outlook said.

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Met Office forecaster Mark Wilson said: “Saturday afternoon was bright and dry for many and Sunday looks sunny, with highs around 22C both days.

“But it becomes changeable into the new week with rain for most on Monday – and showers, rain and stronger winds following. It stays unsettled through to the weekend.”

The Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said: “Summer has been a stinker in recent weeks and that will resume after the weekend beach rush.

“The South copped it a few days ago with a real soaking – and over the next week, heavy rain looks like hitting both the South and the North. The outlook is mediocre.”

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