This June may well become the wettest ever on record.
So says bookmakers Coral who have now made it odds on at 4-5 that this month will set a record no-one wants to see or have to endure.
The weather forecast this week is, to say the least, dismal with some areas of the UK facing the dreadful prospect of suffering a month’s rainfall in just one day.
From today (Monday) until Thursday, yellow weather warnings have been issued by the Met Office throughout the UK and the heavy rain could lead to severe flooding as up to 60mm of rain could fall in some areas in just hours.
Met Office spokesman Simon Partridge said: "There are weather warnings from Monday to Wednesday and there will be 20 hours of rain in some places."
So here it is, the full horror of this week’s forecast from the Met Office.
Today will see outbreaks of locally heavy rain over east and southeast England at first will spread slowly north and west through the day to reach parts of Wales and northern England. Sunshine and showers elsewhere, with some heavy and thundery downpours possible.
Tonight heavy rain will persist over much of England and Wales as winds strengthen. Elsewhere showers will mostly fade leaving some misty low cloud.
Tuesdays will bring rain and strong winds across Wales, the southwest, central and northern parts of England. Some thundery showers are possible in the southeast. It will be driest and brightest across Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Wednesday to Friday will remain unsettled. Heavy rain or showers could give localised flooding in places, particularly across eastern England. Winds will often strong, making it feel cool. It will be driest and brightest across north western areas.
To see the full flooding warnings go to https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2019-06-10
If the rain leads to flooding be warned that councils have no responsibility to provide sandbags. It is up to householders and businesses to protect themselves and one way to do this is to have FloodSax alternative sand bags which are space-saving to store and easy to deploy. Once they come into contact with water they inflate to weigh 20kg (44lbs) which makes them more effective than traditional sandbags at keeping floodwater out.
They are available from branches of Travis Perkins and other suppliers. See http://www.floodsax.co.uk/buy/uk-suppliers/ for more information.
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