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Brollies at the ready… it’s going to pour all week

HEAVY downpours yesterday set the tone for a washout week ahead, with temperatures unlikely to climb higher than 19C.

A yellow weather warning was in place for thunderstorms across London and the south-east after a weekend of stormy conditions. Bonnie Diamond, meteorologist at the Met Office, said: ‘This week there’s going to be a fresher feel, with winds from the north bringing cooler temperatures than we’ve seen in a while.

‘It’s going to be an unsettled week with periods of low pressure bringing rain and wind at times. We’re looking at top temperatures in the high teens.’ The weather is expected to be more settled today — before another battering from rain tomorrow.

Ms Diamond said an area of low pressure will bring rain across the whole country from tonight, making tomorrow ‘a pretty wet day’. The forecast is for a drier day on Thursday, followed by ‘wet and windy weather’ on Friday and over the weekend.

This week’s forecast follows a rain-lashed weekend of travel chaos. Ferries faced five-hour delays to dock at Dover and flooded tracks saw trains stuck between Cumbria and Scotland.