Storm will bring almost a MONTH'S worth of rain in the next two days

Storm Edouard will bring almost a MONTH’s worth of rainfall to parts of England and Wales over the next two days

  • Almost a month’s worth of rainfall is expected over the next two days in parts of England and Wales
  • The Atlantic jet stream is currently over Britain, bringing low pressure accompanied by spells of wind and rain
  • The dull and wet weather is due to extend across England and Wales today and tomorrow as far north as Leeds

Almost a month’s rainfall is expected over the next two days in parts of England and Wales as the remnants of a tropical storm cross the Atlantic.

Storm Edouard formed in the Atlantic Ocean near Bermuda and is moving north-east.

Forecasters say the depression, which has not hit land, will fizzle out before it can reach the UK but will bring ‘warm air and moisture which will pep up existing weather systems’.

The Atlantic jet stream is currently over Britain, bringing low pressure accompanied by spells of wind and rain.

The wettest areas are likely to be central and western parts of the UK, particularly Wales and the Midlands, where 1.2 to 2.4 inches (30-60mm) of rain is expected, the Met Office said.

The UK average rainfall for the whole of July is 2.5in (63mm).

The dull and wet weather is due to extend across England and Wales today and tomorrow as far north as Leeds.

Further north it is likely to be cloudy but remain dry.

Unsettled conditions are not expected to last much longer as sunnier weather is predicted from the weekend into next week, the Met Office said.

Storm Edouard formed in the Atlantic Ocean near Bermuda and is moving north-east. The wettest areas are likely to be central and western parts of the UK, particularly Wales and the Midlands, the Met Office said (pictured: Walkers at Bamburgh beach, July 6)

Building high pressure will usher in brighter skies on Friday, which should hold for the weekend as revellers once again descend on the nation’s reopened pubs following last weekend’s ‘Super Saturday’.

The long-awaited event was blighted by downpours, but did not deter thousands from rushing to enjoy their first post-lockdown pint. 

A Met Office spokeswoman had told MailOnline: ‘Rain will be more showery on Thursday and more scattered than Wednesday, with some particularly heavy and generally temperatures cooler than average, particularly under the rain.’ 

Britons will see sunshine again on July 10 – which will be the first Friday night in three months when pubs, bars and restaurants are reopened.

The Met Office spokeswoman said: ‘We’ve got high pressure building at the end of the week. We’re going to see the weather improve slightly. 

‘On Saturday we’ve still got the odd isolated shower in the North. But otherwise it’s going to be dry and bright. 

‘Temperatures are still maybe on the cooler side for the North but on the average side for the South.’  

A return to typical sunny weather will pave the way for busy parks, beaches and pubs this weekend as the country enjoys its second weekend with eased restrictions.  

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