Although summer in London started off with glorious sunshine and rising hot temperatures, it seems the weather conditions have recently taken a turn for the worse.

It comes as the region was recently hit with numerous thunderstorms amongst humid conditions, while a heatwave has taken over parts of Europe with incredibly high temperatures continuing to rise.

However, the Met Office has predicted that London won’t see any more summer weather for the next few weeks.

What’s the Met Office weather forecast for London this week?

Today (July 17)

A bright start with sunny spells for many, but showers will quickly develop through the morning, turning heavy and maybe thundery at times, before gradually easing later in the afternoon.

Rather breezy, so feeling cool for the time of year. The maximum temperature is 23 degrees.


Showers will die out quickly this evening, with some late sunshine across the region.

Cloud will gradually increase from the west overnight, but it will remain dry. The minimum temperature is 8 degrees.

Tuesday (July 18)

Dry with sunny spells in the south and east, and feeling warm.

More cloud further north and west, but remaining largely dry, with light winds.

The maximum temperature will be 24 degrees.

Wednesday (July 19) to Friday (July 21)

Sunny spells and isolated showers from Wednesday to Friday, with showers dying out overnight. Temperatures are expected to be around average.

Meteorologist Simon Partridge told Sky News: "The general gist is it will become a little more settled through the week but we are not going to see weather as wet and windy as over the weekend, but at the same time there will not be any particular dry or settled or warm weather either, so things are carrying on for July as they have for the past couple of weeks.

"As we go through Monday, it will be another day of sunshine and showers.

"The good news is that winds will be lighter than over the weekend as that low pressure moves a bit further away and also the showers will be fewer and farther between but still the risk of a thundery shower across eastern parts through the afternoon.”

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Simon added: "In terms of temperatures through the week, they are bizarrely similar, they are around average for the time of year, many places in high teens and the further south and east you are, you are looking at low 20s with 22C or 23C.

"The day with the most significant weather is Tuesday, we have an area of low pressure that moves across the UK which will bring some quite heavy rain at times, particularly across central and northern parts of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, with north and south of that a reasonably dry day."

Speaking about the weather for the rest of July, the Met Office forecaster said: "It's fairly disappointing for the middle of July, nothing particularly warm or sunny.

"At the moment, the main signal on our long-range models is there is a signal for things turning drier and warmer but not until mid-August.

"The weather pattern is blocked and not changing which is part of the reason why things got so warm in southern Europe, because that high pressure is just sitting there, keeping that warmth growing, but unfortunately it is keeping us in this more changeable airstream, so nothing too wonderful for the next couple of weeks."

You can keep up to date with the weather across London on the Met Office website.