August set to be a washout on Merseyside as forecasters predict more rain and thunderstorms

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The first half of August will see the rain continue and this is set to be the theme for most of the month.

Throughout August there will be more rain and thunderstorms with some sunshine at times.

The Met Office say: “Bands of rain and showers across western and northern areas are likely to move northeastwards during Tuesday, heavy in places and with the risk of thunder.

“Through the rest of the week, low pressure is likely to drift east across the UK maintaining showery conditions.

“Occasional spells of rain, which could be heavy in places, will move east at times, with daytime showers breaking out more generally elsewhere.

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“Similar conditions are forecast to persist through to mid-month with any drier spells relatively short-lived.

“Temperatures will mostly be around average, but if winds become more southerly at times then some warm or very warm weather may develop across the south.”

“Although confidence is low throughout this period, the middle of August will probably start with unsettled conditions, with low pressure likely to be centred just to the west of the UK.

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“This pattern would bring a predominately south to southwesterly airflow, which as well as bringing periods of showers or longer spells of rain, would generally lead to above average temperatures.

“Into the second half of August, low pressure will probably move to lie the northeast of the UK, with perhaps higher pressure towards the southwest of the country.

“This pattern would lead to a cooler and showery west to northwesterly flow, with the wettest conditions in the north and west, although the far southwest may have some drier and slightly warmer weather at times.”

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