Never mind the heatwave, this is when the East Midlands is set for its wettest summer day

It might be hard to imagine right now with the ongoing heatwave and sunshine, but the wettest day of the summer in the East Midlands is just around the corner.

Thursday, 26th July 2018, 4:59 pm
Updated Thursday, 26th July 2018, 5:12 pm
Statistically, the East Midlands' wettest day of the summer falls on July 30

Statistically speaking, the wettest day of the summer in the East Midlands falls on July 30.

So that means that Monday, could be the wettest day of the summer, based on the statistics - according to the research by Glowing Embers.

This year we've seen a long period of sunshine and hot, dry weather.

The infographic

But often, what follows a period of heatwaves is a series of thunderstorms that signal a break in the atmospheric pressure - usually quite welcome by frustrated gardeners who just want to see their flowery borders burst back into life.

And while the sun has obviously caused a boom in BBQs, the rain might stop play – so inside info on when it’s actually going to be wet, would help plan any upcoming events.

With that in mind, Glowing Embers collated 30 years’ worth of data to discover when, statistically, the UK can expect its wettest day of the summer this year.They found that overall the UK can expect its wettest day on August 5, with an average rainfall of 2.1 inches.When broken down across England, the regions that can expect to have their wettest day first are the East of England and the East Midlands, both on July 30. The East of England can expect 1.7 inches of rain, whilst East Midlanders can expect 1.8 inches.Scotland is set to be hit with the most rainfall in the UK on their wettest day of summer 2018, with a very soggy 3.1 inches of rain on August 10. Just behind them is Northern Ireland, also on August 10 (2.5 inches) and Wales on August 9 (2.4 inches).It's not great news for the Republic of Ireland either – they may have been doing quite well recently in the sunshine stakes but on August 6, it's game over (statistically speaking), with a rainfall of 2.2 inches.

To see how the UK and Ireland compares, Glowing Embers have put together an infographic map of the UK which shows the date you can expect your wettest day, and how much rain on average you can prepare for!

"Well it wouldn’t be a good old-fashioned British summer without a bit of rain here and there!," said Richard Fewings from Glowing Embers.

"At least if you’re forewarned, you’ll know what days not to fire up the barbie!"