The scorching Liverpool weather has been a welcome distraction for most, but after a dip in temperatures, many have been wondering when the good weather will return.

Highs of 26C have been recorded in the city over the past week as residents enjoyed the local beaches and parks.

But today saw rain showers hit Liverpool as temperatures dropped to a cool 14C.

However, there is good news on the way.

Formby Beach on May 31

The Met Office long-range weather forecasts suggest "longer drier, brighter spells" will develop mid-month, reports Kent Live.

Long-range predictions for June 15 to 29 state the period will be "drier than average" with high temperatures in southern areas like Kent.

The forecast reads: "From the middle of June, there should be a return to more settled conditions with longer drier and brighter spells.

"This period should be generally drier than average, though there is still the possibility of some more changeable spells, these becoming more focused across northwestern areas later in the month.

"Temperatures are more likely to be above average in the south, but nearer normal further north."

Nicola Maxey of the Met Office told the Express June would be "drier than average" with some "changeable spells" on the horizon.

People in Sefton Park on May 30, 2020

She added temperatures would remain above average mainly in the south.

While indications of a record hot month have not yet emerged, bookmakers have already released odds of the possibility.

Ladbrokes recently announced it had pinned odds of 7/4 June 2020 will take pole position as the hottest ever.

They also revealed further 4/6 odds the month would beat last month's temperatures.

The bookmakers have made it odds on the country will experience highs of 30C in June.

Jessica O'Reilly of Ladbrokes said: "June's joyful start is a good sign of things to come, and the odds have been slashed accordingly that the month is officially a scorcher."