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UK weather forecast: Heavy rain continues - but scorching heatwave set to return

Mirror logo Mirror 12/06/2019 Matthew Dresch

Downpours are likely to continue for the next couple of days, although scorching temperatures look set to return within the coming weeks.

The Met Office has issued yellow weather alerts for today and tomorrow, warning that heavy downpours could cause flooding in certain parts of the country.

The areas expected to be affected include central, east, north-east and north England, as well as north Wales and south Scotland.

However, there is hope on the horizon as the warm weather starts to return towards the end of the week, with sunny intervals over the weekend and temperatures reaching around 19C.

a woman holding an umbrella: Downpours will continue for the next couple of days, although the weather is set to improve later this week © PA Downpours will continue for the next couple of days, although the weather is set to improve later this week

A heatwave will then sweep across Britain next week, with the mercury staying above 20 every day in London, according to forecasters.

Wednesday is expected to be the best day, with highs of 25C and little chance of rain.

It will be a welcome relief from the awful weather of the last few days - and the rainfall expected today and tomorrow.

Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: "Unfortunately there's more heavy rain expected over the next few days.

a close up of text on a white background: More showers are expected today © Provided by Reach Publishing Services Limited More showers are expected today "Most areas will see rain at some point on Wednesday and Thursday will also be unsettled.

"By Friday there will be a mix of sunshine and showers with the picture improving into the weekend.

"But it will still be cool with outbreaks of rain."

Flash flooding left stretches of the the M20 submerged underwater overnight while the M25 was closed following the discovery of sinkholes.

a close up of a map: Scorching temperatures are expected next week © Provided by Reach Publishing Services Limited Scorching temperatures are expected next week Many trains in the south and south-east where cancelled after heavy showers left tracks underwater.

The Environment Agency issued flood warnings and over 30 flood alerts - leaving this June odds-on to be the wettest on record.

The highest rainfall was recorded at Ham Hill, Kent, with 94mm falling in the 24 hours leading up to 7am yesterday.

This comfortably beat the average UK rainfall for June of 73.8mm.

a close up of a logo: The weather will get worse this evening © Provided by Reach Publishing Services Limited The weather will get worse this evening It also led to significant flash flooding on the M20, where several cars were left stranded overnight.

The M25 in Kent was closed in both directions after a crash led to the discovery of two sinkholes below the central reservation.

Although the motorway reopened at 6am rush-hour commuters were badly affected.

a car driving down a street: Cars were trapped in floods earlier this week © jason kay Cars were trapped in floods earlier this week Two police officers were also taken to hospital after their marked BMW X5 crashed in bad weather on the A1M in Hertfordshire.

The injuries were described as serious but not life-threatening.

Lincolnshire also saw extremely heavy rain yesterday with the emergency services called to several incidents.

Fire crews worked through the night to pump out water from the flooded boiler room at the Pilgrim Hospital in Boston.

a group of people are drinking from a wine glass: Temperatures will shoot up to 25C next week as the weather improves © Katielee Arrowsmith SWNS.com Temperatures will shoot up to 25C next week as the weather improves Dozens of school children also had to be rescued from a coach trapped in floodwater in a village.

A local school had to be closed after being after staff arrived to find water 6in deep inside the school.

The train network was also hit hard with Southern and Thameslink cancelling or delaying many services between Kent and London.

Yesterday's downpours were worst in the North East and Midlands, with some areas seeing 60mm rain in the morning alone.

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