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Rain forecast to make way for better weather
Rain forecast to make way for better weather
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Unseasonable showers and breezes across South Yorkshire look set to die down after today.

Rain is predicted to be replaced with balmier weather in the latter part of this week.

After showers overnight, much of our area is suffering 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.

There could be heavy downpours in some areas of Scotland tomorrow, Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said.

Compared with July, August has 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.