UK weather forecast: 4 Atlantic storms in 2 weeks to batter Britain

BRITAIN faces an “early autumn” as four Atlantic storms will batter the nation before 31C heat returns.

Up to two inches of rain will drench many parts of the country next week, as floods and 50mph gales sweep in, according to the Met Office.

A yellow weather warning for thunderstorms is in place on Sunday for the East Midlands, North East England, North West England, West Midlands and most of Scotland.

A 1,200-mile wide storm system is the first to hit, lasing until Wednesday.

The North and West wettest but all parts seeing showers and the Met Office forecasting near-40mph gusts in the South.

The second low pressure zone hits from Friday to Sunday, with more rain.
A third and fourth low pressure system in the following week were forecast by The Weather Outlook, which predicted 50mph gusts.

But weathermen said summer “isn’t over.”

The Met Office said hotter and drier conditions were expected in the second half of August as 31C is expected.