Friday into early Saturday looks unseasonably wet and windy across central, southern and eastern parts of England, to the point where the Met Office has issued a yellow "be aware" warning.
As I write this, there are no less than six tropical disturbances in the Pacific Ocean basin - ranging from minor tropical depressions, to raging typhoons.
A study by the Met Office suggests that hot summers are likely to become more common in the UK by the end of the century.
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?