Father’s Day is expected to be a washout with plenty of rain (Image: PA)
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Brits are set for a washout this Father’s Day with cloud and rain covering much of the country – and summer "placed on pause".
After a spell of warm, sunny weather the rain has hit back with flood alerts and warnings for central and southern England on Sunday.
Any families hoping to head out for day trips will need to dodge the showers and take their umbrellas.
Forecasters at Netweather said: "Summer's certainly on pause at the moment, after heavy rain in the East and South yesterday,"
But while it is wet the temperatures are not expected to drop too much on Sunday with temperatures in parts of southern England expecting to be in the low 20s.
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“The weather this Sunday is looking cloudy for some but in any brighter spells that do develop it will feel relatively warm,” said a Met office forecaster.
Heavy thundery weather expected overnight in eastern areas is expected to move away on Sunday morning but cloud will remain.
The Met forecaster continued: “Showers will develop in the south. In North West Scotland and Northern Ireland there will be outbreaks of rain, through much of the day.
“Temperatures are expected to be similar to Saturday so most places in the high teens and some places in the low 20s in the south.
“As we go through the day on Sunday some of those showers in the southern parts could be on the heavy side perhaps even with the odd rumble of thunder.”
The wet weather is expected to continue into next week when the temperatures will also start to drop
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The outlook for the coming week is also miserable with more damp weather.
For Monday the Met Office is predicting: “Cool and cloudy across southern England with rain at times. Patchy rain moving southwards from Scotland into northern England. Brighter elsewhere.”
The temperatures are also likely to drop as the week continues.
"Rain, heavy at times, will affect the south on Tuesday morning," said the Med Office.
"Otherwise dry with some sunshine. Turning cloudier with patchy rain in the north from Wednesday. Cooler than of late."
Cool and cloudy across central England and Wales with some light rain and drizzle, especially this morning. Turning brighter and warmer across southern England but some sharp showers breaking out. Brighter for Scotland and Northern Ireland but some showers likely.
Showery rain moving southwards across Scotland and Northern Ireland, turning clearer and chilly in the far northwest. Rain developing across southern England later. Dry elsewhere.
Cool and cloudy across southern England with rain at times. Patchy rain moving southwards from Scotland into northern England. Brighter elsewhere.
Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:
Rain, heavy at times, will affect the south on Tuesday morning. Otherwise dry with some sunshine. Turning cloudier with patchy rain in the north from Wednesday. Cooler than of late.