Much of the UK has been ravaged by heavy rain this week, with Met Office forecasts suggesting the weather continues to be unsettled for several days before getting better.
The latest forecast shows that difficult and unpredictable weather will continue this week. However, longer spells of sunshine will provide respite in some areas.
The weather forecaster said on Thursday there would be a combination of sunshine and showers across the country. Although showers will be heavy locally in the north, they will be lighter and less frequent than in recent days elsewhere.
The good news is that the wind will also be lighter, providing a slightly warmer feeling when the sun comes out.
Showers will subside later in the day allowing clear showers to develop overnight. However, areas including Northern Ireland, Wales, Northern England and southern Scotland are likely to see sporadic rain.
The southwest region could also see heavier rain accompanied by strong winds late into the night, the Meteorological Office warned.
The UK has been hit by heavy rain since last weekend, with showers leading to yellow weather warnings and triggering flash flooding in some areas.
Cars were seen stuck on flooded roads. Many motorists abandoned their cars on flooded roads, while several others were rescued due to deep water flooding in many parts of the country.
Water flooded the floor of the Portcullis Building of Parliament on Tuesday after its glass roof broke, spilling water onto the floor of the building’s atrium.
Met Office chief meteorologist Andy Page said: “The UK is largely under the influence of low pressure, continuing to be in shower mode, with the possibility of some possible heavy showers and thunder. at times of the week.
“While not everywhere in the UK will experience the heaviest rains, it will remain a period of uncertainty and relative coolness, in stark contrast to the the heat we experienced in june.”
Met Office forecasts show Britons set to rest from thunderstorms as the weekend approaches.
But on Friday, Wet and windy conditions are expected to sweep across most parts of the country, the forecaster said. Rain will continue to affect northern areas through the weekend, while other areas will see brighter spells of sunshine, but some places with heavy showers.
From the beginning of next week, however, persistent rain in the northeast will begin to taper off, the long-term forecast suggests.
The weather agency said showers will generally be less intense or heavy than in recent days, although showers and thunderstorms are still possible, mainly in the north.