Following the biggest heatwave of the year, showers and storms returned this weekend to Basingstoke, putting a dampener on the those hoping for another sunny weekend.

According to the Met Office, frequent showers will continue throughout most of this week, interspersed with some sunny spells.

There will also likely be thunderstorms and strong winds for this time of year.

The rain will stubbornly continue through the rest of the month and into August.

The weather is expected to improve in August, though the early part of the month will still likely see more showers and thunderstorms.

Mid-August is likely to see a return to the hot summer weather we saw for much of last week, with conditions much drier and sunnier.

As with all forecasts though, confidence lowers the further away the prediction is.

Here is your full weather forecast for Basingstoke from Sunday onwards:

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Becoming more changeable next week, with further heavy showers and thunderstorms likely throughout the period. Feeling cooler compared to recent days, with temperatures trending towards the average. 

Tuesday 27 Jul - Thursday 5 Aug:

An unsettled start to the period with most places seeing showers developing by day on Tuesday, these possibly thundery at times. There is also a risk of more persistent and heavy rain affecting northern Scotland. Conditions remain changeable mid-week with outbreaks of rain moving in from the west, further thundery showers in between any drier interludes and stronger winds for the time of year.  

Temperatures are likely to dip back to near normal to warm for most. From the end of next week until early August, we will likely see changeable conditions with a mix of sunny spells and heavy showers, perhaps with some more prolonged rain at times. Currently, there is no preference towards any particular area seeing one regime dominate. Temperatures around average. 

Friday 6 Aug - Friday 20 Aug

To begin the period, mixed conditions look likely to remain for a few more days, with no dominant weather type. Drier conditions with sunny spells are likely to be interspersed with showers or longer periods of rain. As we head further towards mid-August, it is most likely to become more settled with drier and warmer conditions developing. However, as with all long range forecasts, confidence become lower towards longer timescales.