JUNE'S early promise of scorching temperatures and dazzling sunshine has fizzled – and southerners have been told to brace for a wash-out few days.
But there's much brighter news for the days to come – with highs of 30C possible next week.
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A yellow warning – meaning 'be prepared' – has been issued for large swathes of the south on Sunday and Monday.
Those living between Cornwall and Portsmouth in the south, and as far north as Swansea in Wales, have been told to expect a drenching in the days to come.
The warning comes into force at 2pm tomorrow – and it won't end until Monday morning.
It means commuters may face flooded roads, while trains could be delayed, the Met Office says.
But northerners are set to enjoy a much brighter time – as meteorologists said: "There'll be a north-south split in the weather over the coming days.
"High pressure will keep it mostly dry and settled across the north of the UK, but low pressure will bring further rain to central and southern areas."
And sun-worshippers desperate for summer to make a return after an utterly bleak May only need to hold on for a few more days.
Bookies believe the mercury will rocket to 30C sometime next week.
July 1 is on Thursday – and there are hopes the sunshine will blast back for the end of June.
A Spanish plume will hit the UK as the new month arrives, and Ladbrokes has slashed odds to just 4/1 that sizzling highs are on the way.
It's also just a 7/2 shot that next month goes down in history as the hottest July on record.
Jessica O'Reilly of Ladbrokes said: "It looks like June's going to end with a bang and July's going to start with an even bigger one as the Spanish plume sees temperatures rocket."
The weather this June has veered wildly between the sublime and the ridiculous.
At the start of the month, Brits basked in a gorgeous 10-day heatwave, with temperatures hotter than the south of France or Ibiza.
But in recent days, the mercury has plunged – and last night a "tornado" and flash floods left a trail of destruction in east London.
Trees were torn down, bricks from toppled walls landed on roads and cars, and carriageways were submerged.
However, after Monday, the worst could be over for a while.
It's predicted that temperatures will begin to climb from next Tuesday – with a high of 23C expected for England's Euro 2020 round of 16 match against Germany at Wembley.
The mercury will then rise again on Wednesday and Thursday, with much longed-for sunshine making a welcome return.
July will be ushered in with high pressure from western and northern Europe.
Blue skies will be dragged in by a slow-moving jet stream that makes its way across the country.
And according to the BBC's long-range forecast, a heatwave could hit most of the country next month.
The broadcaster said: "Computer models are very enthusiastic on developing a strong high to our east over Germany and into Scandinavia by mid-July.
"This would be a very warm pattern for the UK with a potential for heatwaves.”
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