The UK is set to be hit with a month worth of rain in 48 hours this weekend with “strong winds in places,” whilst Europe has temperatures of more than 40C.
Weather expert at Sky News Joanna Robinson said, “Low pressure will once again dominate the UK and Ireland weather this weekend, bringing spells of heavy rain with strong winds in places.
“Rain will build up, with west Wales and the South West of England seeing 35 to 40mm in 24 hours, locally up to 80mm on the Welsh hills.
“Northern England, southern Scotland and parts of Northern Ireland will see heavy rain too, with up to 80mm in 48 hours possible on the hills from Saturday.
“Some areas have already seen 1.5 times their normal July rainfall.”
Met Office said that the whole of the UK will be hit with “persistent rain, heavy at times,” and spokesman Grahame Madge said that there are “no forecast signals” that Britain will have a heatwave.
Madge added, “The chance of reaching 40C is around 1%, so it is unlikely in any given year, but of course, it remains feasible.”