Looks like gloomy, grey skies from here on out.
Just when we were looking forward to donning our best bucket hat and socks and sandals combo, the Met Office has put a complete downer on Manchester’s impending heatwave, telling Brits that the spell of good weather that was to come has now been cancelled. But, of course, true Mancs will hardly be surprised, with torrential rain usually marking the region’s ‘summer weather’ anyway.
Speaking to The Sun about the August forecast, forecaster Steven Keates said: “This summer is not going to be remembered for warmth. It’s been very bland. We’ve had flooding, some parts of the country have seen double their average rainfall and temperatures have been unremarkable.
“It’s been wishy-washy to say the least – and that’s how it’s going to end.”
Adding: “A heatwave is not on the cards – but let’s not give up hope altogether. Some September’s have come up trumps over recent years.”
Releasing the outlook up until mid-September, the Met Office predicts a spell of “unsettled” conditions to end the month with highs of only 20 degrees, along with a number of rain showers and just a few dry, sunny spells. Towards mid-September, Mancs can expect “longer spells of rain, together with strong winds”. Lovely. At least we had that one nice week in July, eh?