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The good news follows days of rain at Wimbledon (Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire)

For those making their way to Wimbledon today you are in for a treat because the weather will be bright and sunny following days of rain.

It is great news for those who are fans of the sunshine because so far the great British summer has been a let down.

While we did have a bit of luck at the end of June when there were highs of 31°Creported and a mini heatwave this was short-lived.

Wimbledon has seen lower than average attendance in recent days too because queueing fans and Centre Court got drenched. 

But the Met Office says today that London and Wimbledon will reach highs of 23°C, as tennis fans can expect sunshine but this could turn to showers in the evening.

Very high UV levels are also expected so make sure to put on some sunscreen.

A Met Office spokesperson said: ‘Sunny spells in the south, but risk of some rain in the evening. Maximum temperature 22°C.

‘Often cloudy in the north, perhaps with outbreaks of light rain, turning to scattered showers later.’

Could this be an end to the rain at Wimbledon? (Picture: Reuters)

Before 5pm there is below 5% chance of rain at Wimbledon which is promising news.

However from 5pm to 6pm there is a 10% chance of rain, 20% at 7pm, increasing to 30% by 8pm and 9pm.

Across the rest of the capital this will be welcome news because this week it has been a very soggy start.

According to Met Office data, London has experienced more than half of its average monthly rainfall in just one week.

In some more depressing news, the Met Office recorded the average temperature for the first week of July as 12.9ºC – 2.4ºC below the month’s long-term average.

The Queen could be spotted enjoying Wimbledon yesterday (Picture: James Veysey/Shutterstock)

Deputy chief meteorologist David Hayter explained: ‘In recent weeks, the jet stream has been either directed towards the UK, or shifted further south, which has predominantly brought cooler air over the UK, with frequent incursions of some unseasonable winds and rain.

‘For warm weather in the UK in summer, you’d tend to see the jet stream shifted further north, which allows the possibility of warmer air to drift over the UK from the south, though this isn’t always the case.

‘Unfortunately for those who like the warmth, we have only had brief periods where this pattern has been present in summer so far.’

Meanwhile a new poll of 2,000 people reveals the average adult spends five months of their lives talking about the weather.

Chats about the temperature, sunshine or rain, are discussed on average nine minutes each day and one hour each week.

People also check the weather on average 11 times a week either by watching the weather on TV, checking an app, or googling it.

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