Published On: Thu, Jun 11th, 2015

Brits advised to make the most of summer’s driest month

clouds-41aWith summer now in full swing, the Weather Network UK expects June to be the driest of the summer months, with high pressure a dominant feature, keeping rain-bearing fronts from the Atlantic at bay.

Southern areas could well be the wettest areas during June as thundery downpours push up from Europe at times.

But you’ll have to make the most of this dry weather as Britain’s typically changeable weather patterns are predicted to dominate July and August; these months are expected to turn increasingly unsettled.

North-westerly winds will likely be a common feature of the summer, and as such temperatures will be pegged back at times, particularly in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Chris Burton, Meteorologist at The Weather Network, commented: “Drizzly weather may put a dampener on summer plans with rainfall forecast to be slightly above average, especially across northwest Scotland. Scotland usually has its fair share of summer showers, with up to 40 days of wet weather (days with +1mm of rain) during a typical summer. In comparison, the South and South East see less than 25 days of rain on average. England and Wales are both likely to see near-average temperatures and rainfall throughout.

“Traditionally, daytime highs during summer months range between 21-24C in London, and 17-20C across Scotland and Northern Ireland. After a string of hot and dry summers in the early 2000s though, the summer months have been fairly changeable over the last few years.”