London weather report for June - It’s bad, really bad

17:35 11 June 2012

Bad news, London – summer time is postponed until the end of June, at the earliest.

That is according to experts at the Meterological office, who have the taxing job of predicting what will be happening in the sky above the capital city.

The sunny season should be in full swing by now, with summer officially getting starting all the way back in March.

But there has been scant sign of it today in Hampstead.

In the hours between 7am and 3pm today (Monday) alone fell 36mm of rain. The average rainfall for the entire month is 59mm.

Some relief is due, with periods of sunshine amid the gloom for London this month – but that is as due to the rule of averages than anything else.

Don’t rush out for sun-cream just yet, is the message from the Met Office.

Especially because in the upcoming weeks there could even be the occasional hailstorm - frozen balls of ice hurtling to earth from stormy clouds high in the air.

“The way the weather patterns are set up is the reason for this weather,” explained forecaster Helen Chivers to London24.com.

“The jet stream which moves the weather around the globe is to the south, which means all the low pressure systems are moving across the UK – so we are having heavy rain. Normally, at this time of year the jet stream is to the north, and taking these low pressure systems with it.

“We have had a lot of dramatic swings in weather – just a couple of weeks ago we had high temperatures. It just seems the weather is in a changeable pattern right now. The reason for that is hard to know.

“Weather forecasting in this country is always a challenge but luckily we can get a good fix as to what the weather will do,” said Helen.

“Unfortunately, looking 30 days ahead there are no signs of a long, hot sunny spell coming. All the signs are that this weather is going to stay with us.”

There are some reasons to be cheerful, according to the Met Office. The dark clouds are due to scatter this week, for a while at least.

“Of course there will be dry spells – Wednesday and Thursday this week should see some dry weather,” said Helen. “So there will be a mix – which is classic UK weather.”

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