British growers have been warned to expect another summer of wet weather.

A misplaced jet stream could cause a steady flow of rain and chilly winds throughout June according to the Met Office. The UK's national weather service says that jet stream winds are stuck around 2,000 miles away from their usual position and that wet and cold conditions are expected for 'at least' another 10 days. The Met Office also predicts that temperatures will linger around the 13°C mark for the rest of the month.

“Temperatures are likely to stick just around or below average and the beginning of June is looking dire, wet and miserable with everything pointing towards no major change from then on,' said Jonathan Powell, forecaster for Vantage Weather Services.

The news won't be welcomed by growers with a disastrous summer contributing to England recording its wettest ever year in 2012.

'There is no sign of any heat wave on the horizon and it is likely to remain quite unsettled for the rest of the month,' concludedEmma Compton of the Met Office.

Government reaction

In an exclusive interview with FPJ, farming minister David Heath said that the best way to combat another year of disappointing weather is through research and development.

“There is only so much we can do to protect rural communities, so developing more weather-resistant crops and investing in varietal development is definitely the way to go,' said Heath.