British summer blown off course by haywire weather

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WINDS of 90mph have battered the coastline of Britain today, blowing away any chances of the promised two-week heatwave that was supposed to blaze across the country.

Britons were preparing for sunshine and heat, but in an ironic twist, it’s been reported that the UK is now in the middle of one of the most powerful June storms ever to grace the country, as the air pressure plunged to an alarming 975mb over northwest Scotland.

Huge, 25ft waves pounded against the west coast of the country, while the A9 motorway in Drumochter, in the Highlands, reported summer snow on its surface.
The Met Office said winds reached a powerful 87mph at Great Dun Fell in Cumbria, while Capel Curig in Conwy was hit with gales of 78mph.
Met Office forecaster Nicola Maxey said: “It’s unseasonable and unusual to have these wind speeds in June.”
Another Met Office representative reported: “Storms like last night are quite unusual at this time of year.”
Rain and drizzle will continue to fall over the south of the country, while the north will continue to be hit by powerful gale-force winds.
Tomorrow is expected to see more showers developing with breezy conditions in the north of the country, while sunnier conditions are to appear towards the end of the week.

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