Yesterday, the UK experienced its hottest July day on record, with 36.7C (98F) at Heathrow airport in London. But as the heat broke, severe thunderstorms hit northern England and Scotland
The lack of warmth so far this summer may be compensated by a sizzling start to July, with hints from weather computer models that temperatures will soar for a time next week.
Another coronal mass ejection from the sun has sent more charged particles our way, with another showing of the northern lights expected during Wednesday night.
According to the Met Office, the northern lights were seen as far south as Dorset and Bournemouth on Monday night, with a number of amazing pictures posted on Twitter.
Whilst there's not going to be a heatwave in the UK, as I mentioned in my blog a few days ago, the close proximity of hot and humid air will spark off some thunderstorms on Friday.
The howling of the wind and pounding of the rain last night were more reminiscent of a night in October, rather than June. But are we really in for a heatwave later this week?
Yesterday, the National Hurricane Center issued its eastern Pacific hurricane outlook, saying that thereżs a 70 per cent chance of an above-normal number of storms this year - largely due to El Nino.
The latest predictions from climate models suggest that a moderate to strong El Nino is on the cards in the coming months. But what could this mean for global weather?
Whilst the drenching downpours may not have been welcomed by those of us caught out and soaked, they did offer some stunning cloud pictures that were sent to me on Twitter.
From the cuteness of a fluffy white cumulus to the scary, menacing aura of a towering dark cumulonimbus, each cloud paints its own picture. But typically, how cloudy is our planet at any one time?
This time round, it seems that predicting the weather will be a much easier job than predicting the outcome of the election, as the party leaders have their last-minute push of campaigning.