Mixed weather on the cards for the weekend


After a miserable start to summer, more stormy weather is likely to return this weekend as revellers put on a brave face at the Glastonbury Festival and tennis fans gear up for Wimbledon.

Floods, storms and heavy rain hit parts of the UK in the week of the Brexit vote, causing severe train disruption in Scotland and the south-east of England and a mudbath at the festival's Worthy Farm.

And wet and stormy weather continues to be a feature of this weekend's forecast.

On Saturday, forecasters say Glastonbury will witness a mix of sunshine and showers, with the chance of some heavy rain and thunder as the day goes on.

This should clear towards the evening to reveal drier weather, with temperatures around 18C. There will be showers in London and highs of 20C.

Emma Sharples from the Met Office said: "Showers will fade in the west overnight but will continue in London. Both areas should be dry by Sunday morning.

"There will be sunny spells in London, and cloud in the west which will thicken. There will be patchy rain in the afternoon which will come through at around 2pm. Rain will reach London around 5pm or 6pm." Temperatures will reach 20C.

The weekend's wet weather will linger for Wimbledon's first-round matches on Monday, with a mix of showers and sunshine expected.

Miss Sharples warned: "In general there will be flip-flopping; some sunshine with a risk of showers. There will be lots of changing around.

"There will be showers in the south-east on Sunday evening, and the dregs of that will clear on Monday. It should be mostly dry with a bit of sunshine in the afternoon."

Temperatures will continue in the high teens with wet weather becoming settled on Thursday, making way for drier spells in the days after that. 

No flood warnings have been issued for this weekend.