‘Brief return for summer’ before more heavy rain: Met Office

Published: 10:41 GMT, Jul 25, 2015 |

Heavy rain is due to return on Sunday after a month’s worth of rain fell in a single day on Friday, forecasters say. Saturday will see a brief return to sunnier conditions, before thundery showers set in, the Met Office said.

Travellers and holidaymakers faced delays on wet roads in areas on Friday, and downpours brought services at several London Tube stations to a halt.

A Met Office warning for wind and rain remains in place for south-east England until late morning. Cloud is then expected to break providing drier, brighter conditions.

Temperatures could reach 21C (70F) in London, the high teens in the Midlands, and around 15C (59F) in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Forecaster Alex Burkill said: “Most places should be dry by lunchtime today. “It should be a much drier, brighter and much more pleasant day.”