London’s weather will be an “unsettled regime” of wind and rain, mixed with bursts of sunshine, for at least the rest of the month, according to the Met Office.

Oli Claydon, from the Met Office, said there will be “plenty of sunny spells across the UK” on Tuesday before rain sweeps in from the south west on Wednesday.

However, temperatures will struggle to hit 23C and may get unseasonably cool at night.

He said: “That rain will move eastward through the day, meaning pretty persistent drizzle.

“A general regime of sunshine and showers is the theme for both Thursday and Friday.

“Going into the weekend, it looks like a showery picture.”

Generally, temperatures will be normal to cool, with possible warmer conditions in the capital.

More settled conditions and hotter temperatures may be felt from August 6, thanks to signals for high pressure.

However, by the middle of August signals “become mixed” meaning confidence in predictions is low.