August downpours won't last after unseasonable rainfall

Unseasonable showers and breeze across Sussex and throughout much of the UK look set to die down after today (Tuesday August 2) to be replaced with balmier weather in the latter part of this week.

Tuesday, 2nd August 2016, 11:52 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 2:44 am
Emergency work is being carried out

After heavy showers overnight, Sussex is experiencing a damp and cloudy start to the day.

The rain looks set to move into the north of England as well as Scotland and Northern Ireland this afternoon, Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said.

Compared with July, the two days of August so far have already proved to be wet, with warnings last night that some areas had seen more rain over in the course of a day than fell in the whole of July.

No flood or other weather warnings were issued, however.

Meanwhile, Bookmakers Coral have reportedly cut the odds on this August being the hottest on record from 5-1 to 3-1 amid a flurry of bets that Britain will bask in a heatwave before the month is out.

The sun is due to make more of an appearance across Sussex as the week progresses but will feel less muggy than in July.

Currently the weekend forecast for the county is some overcast conditions but plenty of sunny spells.

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