There is always a lot to be said about the up-and-down weather in the United Kingdom.
The entire country enjoyed basking in two mini-heatwaves in April and May which gave the country its hottest temperatures in over 118 years, butÂ now it appears that the British Summer has all but disappeared and become nothing more than a distant dream.
With the summer holiday for thousands of school children about to get underway in the country, UK forecasters are predicting a very wet, soggy summer that may well produce the coolest summer for the past twenty-years.
Met Office weather experts said that the average central England temperature in June reached an unimpressive 13.8C (57F), which is the coldest recorded since 12.1C (54F) back in 1991, and at present there is no sign of the weather improving.
Forecasters are warning temperatures for the rest of the month are very unlikely to improve giving the residents of the UK an average Summer temperature of 15.1C (59F).
Rain is continuing to fall across many areas of the UK with 83.1mm (3.27in) on average in June with much more predicted for July and the lowest 180.8 sunshine hours making it the lowest in June for three years.
Positive Weather Solutions Jonathon Powell said:
“We forecast a brolly and sunblock summer.
“I expect the mixed summer to continue with washout days with torrential rain followed by dry days with pleasant warm sunshine.”