The strike is likely to cause disruption across Britain for holidaymakers and those travelling to events including London’s Notting Hill Carnival, the Reading and Leeds music festivals and to sports events.
While some areas in England and Wales will experience spells of sunshine and mild temperatures throughout the week, the north will see heavy showers and brisk winds, according to the Met Office’s outlook.
So far July 2022 has been the driest July in England since 1911. Up to 26 July there has been only 15.8mm of rain averaged across England; this is only 24% of the amount we would expect in an average July.
UK Met Office issues yellow rain alert to places like Down, Antrim, Armagh, Tyrone, Derry and Fermanagh. It also ways that wet conditions will prevail across the country along with widespread shower forecast.