Brits face a whole week of rain and thunderstorms as forecasters predict a washout start to August, the Met Office claims.

The blistering highs of July's heatwave will feel like a thing of the past as cooler temperatures and relentless rainfall are to set to sweep the country in recent days.

And after flooding lashed swathes of the country and submerged parts of London experts say the rainfall is here to stay and will fall all through the first week of August.

The Met Office said on Monday people should expect "some heavy, and perhaps thundery, showers" with rainfall breaking out across England and Wales.

Brits face a whole week of rain and thunderstorms
Brits face a whole week of rain and thunderstorms

In its long-term forecast up to Friday, meteorologists said: "Showers or longer spells of rain each day for most areas, these occasionally heavy and thundery, and accompanied by hail.

"Winds mainly light throughout, with temperatures around normal."

With the fresh rain set to fall, flood warnings have now been issued for a couple of regions in England.

The Environment Agency currently has one flood warning, meaning flooding is expected and immediate action should be taken, for Buxted in East Sussex.

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Forecasters have predicted a washout for August

A flood alert, meaning flooding is possible, is in force for the River Uck, also in East Sussex.

The miserable outlook comes after Storm Evert battered parts of the country last week, producing ferocious gusts of winds close to 70mph across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

The storm pushed away east of England into the North Sea on Friday night, taking gale-force winds with it.

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Brits could face 60mph gusts

Meanwhile, forecasters say Thursday could see a 400 mile-wide Atlantic torment with 60mph gusts on the way.

The southwest of the country is set to be the windiest. Floods and 20C highs are expected just this week.

Met Office forecasters have said another storm risks being named after the washout that was Storm Evert.

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