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Experts warn of a June washout

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 28, 2014

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SHORTS and sandals are likely to remain tucked away in the wardrobe, with showers set to dominate the next few weeks in Burton and South Derbyshire, forecasters have warned.

With June approaching many had hoped the wet weather would give way to warmer temperatures, and while the World Cup and Wimbledon will soon kick off a sporting summer, it appears sun-seekers will be made to wait a while longer for conditions to improve.

Showers have been persistent all week long, and while they are predicted to ease over the next few days, they are expected to return from the middle of next week.

And experts at the Met Office expect it to remain much the same during June.

Early-morning commuters were again greeted by heavy showers this morning while the soggy conditions forced bosses at South Derbyshire District Council to call off a football festival.

Heavy showers are expected for much of tomorrow but a Met Office spokesman told the Mail that there would at least be some respite this weekend.

He said: “There are no weather warnings at the moment. There will be some soggy weather over the next few days but it shouldn’t be too bad.

“On Friday it looks as though it will be rather cloudy. It will start off with showery outbreaks, but turning drier and it is expected to be much the same on Saturday and Sunday.

“But looking ahead to next week, we are likely to see more unsettled weather.”

Looking further ahead into next month, experts warned people to expect rain.

He said: “Changeable weather looks more likely than not to persist into mid-June.

“Conditions would then be mixed with showers or longer spells of rain, particularly for western areas, interspersed by some drier, brighter periods for most parts of the UK.”

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