For what seems weeks most of the British Isles has been sat underneath a cut off high pressure system, making it hot and very dry. The chances for storm activity increase in the early part of next week as moisture is finally being forecast at relatively reliable range, although this will be accompanied by an increase in humidity, before possible cooler wetter weather follows. Despite the lack of participative action, there has been dry weather action.
Based on a comment over at Weather Action:
the Times (sadly pay walled) reported two dust devils this month. Whilst searching for local news reports, I also found two other events for July. Note the dates of which Piers Corbyn said
Yes not stormy but still we had this. At the same time explicit events forecast were confirmed on Sun – Earth facing major activity (AR1785); and USA intense hail + derecho.